Health and Physical


Dr. Jay Garrels, Director

This major is offered through the School of Education.

The Health and Physical Education Program offers a major in Health and Physical Education with a concentration in Health Education or Physical Education 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 Health and Physical Education Major

Degree of Bachelor of Science

Seven of the required credits for the major count towards the Core Curriculum Requirements.

BI-171Anatomy and Physiology I 14
BI-171LAnatomy and Physiology I Lab0
BI-172Anatomy and Physiology II4
BI-172LAnatomy and Physiology II Lab0
HE-122Nutrition in Health and Disease3
HE-271Concepts of Public Health3
HE-486Current Issues in Health Education3
PE-103Principles and Foundations of Physical Education3
PE-240Teaching of Skills Activities I3
PE-241Teaching of Skills Activities II3
PE-255Fitness and Wellness3
PE-352Exercise Physiology I3
PE-353Exercise Physiology II3
PE-410Legal and Ethical Issues in Sports 23
HE-2 HE- courses6
PE-1 PE- course3
Total Credits53

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.