Health and Physical
Education

Curriculum

Dr. Jay Garrels, Director

These majors are offered through the School of Education.

The Health and Physical Education Program offers a major in Fitness and Wellness, Exercise Science and Teaching  to prepare students for employment in a number of venues including commercial fitness, corporate health and fitness, and community recreation and health promotion. Students desiring a teaching certificate in Health and Physical Education will include a series of courses offered through the School of Education in order to teach in the K-12 school environment. These courses would be part of the Minor in Secondary Education.

Requirements for the Fitness and Wellness Major

Degree of Bachelor of Science

BI-171Anatomy and Physiology I 14
BI-171LAnatomy and Physiology I Lab 10
HE-122Nutrition in Health and Disease3
HE-271Concepts of Public Health3
HE-486Current Issues in Health Education3
PE-103Principles and Foundations of Physical Education 33
PE-255Fitness and Wellness3
PE-310Kinesiology3
PE-311Biomechanics3
PE-352Exercise Physiology I3
PE-353Exercise Physiology II (Capstone) 43
PE-410Legal and Ethical Issues in Sports 23
Choose two of the following courses6
PE-202
Fundamentals of Coaching
PE-301
Technology in Health and Fitness
PE-360
Sports Medicine
PE-499
Internship
Choose two of the following courses6
HE-150
Physiology of Exercise and Healthy Aging
HE-200
Complementary Therapies for Health, Wellness and Cognition
HE-301
Technology in Health and Fitness
HE-350
Human Sexuality in Health Education
HE-498
Internship in HEPE
Total Credits46

Requirements for the Exercise Science Major

Degree of Bachelor of Science

BI-171Anatomy and Physiology I 14
BI-171LAnatomy and Physiology I Lab 10
BI-172Anatomy and Physiology II 14
BI-172LAnatomy and Physiology II Lab 10
HE-122Nutrition in Health and Disease3
HE-271Concepts of Public Health3
HE-486Current Issues in Health Education3
HE-498Internship in HEPE3
PE-103Principles and Foundations of Physical Education 33
PE-255Fitness and Wellness3
PE-310Kinesiology3
PE-311Biomechanics3
PE-352Exercise Physiology I3
PE-353Exercise Physiology II (Capstone) 43
PE-360Sports Medicine3
PE-410Legal and Ethical Issues in Sports 23
PE-499Internship3
Choose one of the following courses3
HE-200
Complementary Therapies for Health, Wellness and Cognition
HE-350
Human Sexuality in Health Education
PE-301
Technology in Health and Fitness
Total Credits50

Requirements for the Teaching Major

Degree of Bachelor of Science

HE-122Nutrition in Health and Disease3
HE-271Concepts of Public Health3
HE-486Current Issues in Health Education3
PE-103Principles and Foundations of Physical Education 23
PE-240Teaching of Skills Activities I3
PE-241Teaching of Skills Activities II3
PE-255Fitness and Wellness3
PE-310Kinesiology3
PE-311Biomechanics3
PE-352Exercise Physiology I3
PE-353Exercise Physiology II (Capstone) 33
PE-410Legal and Ethical Issues in Sports 13
Choose one of the following courses3
PE-200
Adapted Physical Education for Special Needs Students
PE-202
Fundamentals of Coaching
Choose two of the following courses6
HE-150
Physiology of Exercise and Healthy Aging
HE-301
Technology in Health and Fitness
HE-350
Human Sexuality in Health Education
Total Credits45

Eligibility for Physical Education and Health Teaching Certification in the State of New Jersey

A student in this program can be certified to teach in one of three areas: Physical Education and Health, Physical Education, and Health.  Applicants must complete a minimum of 30 credits in an area-specific coherent sequence with at least 12 of these credits completed at the advanced level of study.