The School of Health, Physical Education and Sport Sciences offers courses that satisfy core curriculum requirements, BW major and minor programs of study, requirements for other University majors, and general electives.
HPE Core Curriculum Requirements
To satisfy the health and physical education core requirement of the University, students are required to take 2 credits to fulfill the HPE requirement with core-designated (W) activity, technique, or health and wellness related courses. The W course requirement could be completed at any time and up to one credit hour can be transferred into BW.
Students may select any of the activity and technique courses offered, however, no specific activity or technique course may be repeated for credit except at a more advanced level. Students who have individual needs or are physically challenged may confer with HPE faculty to discuss selection of appropriate courses.
The goal statement for the requirement is maintained (as approved in 2004):
To encourage students (1) to develop and lead healthy, active lives, assuming lifespan responsibility for personal health, fitness, and worthy use of leisure and/or (2) to become knowledgeable, proactive citizens in dealing with issues and policies related to individual, family, and community health, fitness, and wellness.
The continued goal for the requirement meets a BW Undergraduate Learning Outcome under Personal and Social Responsibility: Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between personal behaviors and life-long health and wellness. (BW Undergraduate Learning Outcomes, 2011)
Diversity requirement of the Core Curriculum
HPE 423D may be applied to the core diversity requirement.
Majors and Minors
For students planning to major in any one of the majors offered by the School of Health, Physical Education and Sport Sciences, the School recognizes the preceding objectives, explores the body of knowledge, and provides a foundation for students preparing to teach, coach, manage and/or pursue graduate study in areas related to the major. Majors are offered in physical education, sport management, athletic training, prephysical therapy, exercise science, health coaching and health promotion. Academic minors are designed to supplement any academic major. Minors are offered in health promotion and education, family studies, athletic coaching, orthopedic assessment and treatment (OAT), recreation, and nutrition. Additional study is recommended beyond the minimum credits and required courses for each major and minor including HPE 050 , HPE 070X , special topic seminars, and honors courses.