Physical Education Sports Studies

The physical education major may wish to pursue a career other than teaching. Several options are available to prepare students for professional careers or graduate training. Students may obtain a bachelor of science degree in physical education sport studies, a bachelor of science degree in physical education sport studies with a minor in sport psychology, a bachelor of science degree in physical education sport studies with a concentration in sport administration, or a bachelor of science degree in sport studies with a minor in strength and conditioning. In each program the candidate must combine the elected minor or concentration with the required major courses. The Physical Education Sport Studies degree does not lead to teacher certification.

Physical Education Sport Studies students who wish to expand their educational opportunities may decide to declare a minor outside the department. The decision may be based on career goals or planned graduate studies. Minors generally range from six to eight required courses. A listing of the minors can be found under the Academic Curricula section of the catalog. Some majors and minors can be completed within the minimum 120 credit hour degree requirement. But in some cases additional course work may be required. 

Courses & Curriculum

1. Core Requirements
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2. Major Requirements
Major Sequence Coursework Physical Education Sports Studies

REQUIRED COURSES

HED 205 Wellness & Fitness  3 credits
HED 220 Healthy Behaviors  3 credits
HED 337 Exercise Principles  3 credits
PED 351 Coaching Theory and Techniques  3 credits
HED 425 Disease and Illness  3 credits
HED 461 Psych of Sport & Mental Health  3 credits
HHP 235 Kinesiology 3 credits
SPMT 150 Introduction to Sport Management 3 credits
SPMT 230 Sport and Recreation Law  3 credits
BIO 114 & Lab Human Biology: Intro to Anatomy & Physiology I 4 credits
BIO 115 & Lab Muscoloskeletal Anatomy & Physiology  4 credits
PE or Health Elective  3 credits
PE or Health Elective  3 credits
PE or Health Elective  3 credits

50 credits

ELECTIVE COURSES

PED 498 Internship recommended

3 credits

Enough credits to complete 120 or more credits

Total

120 credits