Health and Physical Education

Curriculum

Dr. Jay Garrels, Chairperson

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. The curriculum also prepares students for graduate level studies in the health sciences. 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 are part of the Minor in Secondary Education.

Requirements for the Fitness and Wellness Major

Degree of Bachelor of Science

BI-171Anatomy and Physiology I (Core Natural Science)4
BI-171LAnatomy and Physiology I Lab (Core Natural Science)0
HE-122Nutrition in Health and Disease3
HE-271Concepts of Public Health3
HE-486Current Issues in Health Education3
PE-103Prin & Found of Phys Education (Core Pluralism)3
PE-255Fitness and Wellness3
PE-310Kinesiology3
PE-311Biomechanics3
PE-352Exercise Physiology I3
PE-353Exercise Physiology II (Capstone, Core Writing Intensive)3
PE-410Legal & Ethical Issues in Sports (Core Values)3
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
Compl Thrpy Health Wellness 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
EX-498Internship in HEPE3
EX-103Prin & Found of Phys Education (Core Pluralism)3
EX-255Fitness and Wellness3
EX-310Kinesiology3
EX-311Biomechanics3
EX-352Exercise Physiology I3
EX-353Exercise Physiology II (Core Writing Intensive)3
EX-360Sports Medicine3
EX-410Legal & Ethical Issues in Sports (Core Values)3
PE-499Internship3
Choose one of the following courses3
HE-200
Compl Thrpy Health Wellness 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-103Prin & Found of Phys Education (Core Pluralism)3
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, Core Writing Intensive)3
PE-410Legal & Ethical Issues in Sports (Core Values)3
Choose one of the following courses3
PE-200
Adapt Phys Ed 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.