Majors of the Department of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance

The Department of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (HPERD) awards degrees in two majors, Health Education and Physical Education.

HEALTH EDUCATION MAJOR REQUIREMENTS 

Within the Health Education Major, students may select a concentration in the area of Health Admininistation (a business approach to health), Health Promotion and Education (a community and learning approach to health), and Environmental Health (a scientific orientation to the field of health), with each leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Education. The requirements of each are as follows:

Environmental Health Concentration

Health Administration Concentration

Health Promotion and Education Concentration

PHYSICAL EDUCATION MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

Within the Physical Education Major, there are academic concentrations in the areas of Dance Education (a teacher's--kindergarten through grade twelve--approach to the field of Dance), Pre-Professional Physical Therapy (a preparatory orientation to the field of Physical Therapy), Recreation and Parks (a leisure education and administration approach), Sports Administration (the business approach to the world of sport),  and Teacher Education (a teacher's--kindergarten through grade twelve--approach to Physical Education). Each concentration leads to a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education with specialties in the respective areas. The requirements of each are as follows:

Dance Education Concentration

Pre-Professional Physical Therapy Concentration

Recreation and Parks Administration Concentration

Sports Administration Concentration

Teacher Education Concentration