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B.S. Exercise Science/ Physical Education

The Department of Health, Physical Education & Exercise Science is designed to prepare educational personnel for a variety of roles in the educational arena.

Health and Physical Education (BS.EXE.PE) 

is designed to prepare students to become certified health and physical education teachers in grades K-12 in public school settings. The major embodies (1) course work with an emphasis in health education and physical education, (2) an emphasis on physical activity as a means to health (wellness), (3) a focus on conceptual wellness, physical education, lifetime sports and fitness, and (4) a recognition of and sensitivity to cultural diversity involving health and physical education. Teacher education candidates must take the general core, professional education courses, and 12 semester hours of student teaching.  Program Curriculum

Health Fitness Instructor (BS.EXE.PE.HFI)

is a non-teaching option designed to prepare students to work in corporate fitness environments and other agencies that focus on exercise, fitness and wellness.  The four-year program includes the general education core, professional education courses and a required clinical internship in an approved fitness facility. Program Curriculum

Kinesiotherapy (BS.EXE.KT)

The student must complete the four-year program that includes the general education core, professional education courses and a required clinical internship of 1,000 hours of training in a number of approved sites.  The program offers approved sites for clinical rotation throughout the United States. The Kinesiotherapist is trained to work wherever people with disabilities need treatment. They work in Veteran’s Affairs Medical Centers, in private and public hospitals and other agencies. Additionally they may be employed in clinics for cardiac patients or special schools and camps for children with disabilities.  Program Curriculum