Curriculum & Courses

Curriculum & Courses

The Bachelor of Health and Physical Education – Physical Literacy is comprised of:

  • nine core requirements
  • 18 major courses in Physical Literacy
  • nine General Education  courses (three courses are specified major requirements)
    - four foundation General Education courses (one from each cluster)
    - one course in the second tier from the Communication Cluster (Cluster 4)
    - four courses from the third tier (courses must be from at least two different clusters)
  • four Electives
    • An elective is any credit course, at any level.

Core Requirements

  • HPED 1000 - Issues in Health and Physical Education
  • HPED 1010 - Historical and Philosophical Foundations
  • HPED 1020 - Leadership and Communication
  • HPED 1040 - Wellness and the Student: From Personal Health to Community Action
  • HPED 1070 - Foundations for Outdoor Leadership
  • HPED 2030 - Statistics and Research Methods
  • HPED 2050 - Professional Practice
  • HPED 3010 - Sociological Perspectives 
  • HPED 5300 - Issues in Physical Literacy and Health

Physical Literacy Major Requirements

  • HPED 1310 - Teaching Games for Understanding
  • HPED 1512 - Human Anatomy*
  • HPED 1530 - Movement Education
  • HPED 1550 - Individual Activities
  • HPED 2505 - Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries
  • HPED 2507 - Nutrition & Health
  • HPED 2510 - Sport & Exercise Psychology**
  • HPED 2514 - Human Physiology
  • HPED 2520 - Introductory and Intermediate Coaching
  • HPED 3050 - Practicum
  • HPED 3320 - Adapted Physical Activity***
  • HPED 3514 - Exercise Physiology
  • HPED 3516 - Biomechanics
  • HPED 3518 - Physical Growth and Development
  • HPED 4340 - Health Promotion
  • HPED 4518 - Motor Learning
  • HPED X8XX - (3-credit activity course or equivalent)
  • HPED XXXX - (3-credit or equivalent)

*HPED 1512 fulfills the General Education Requirement for Cluster 1, Tier 2
**HPED 2510 fulfills the General Education Requirement for Cluster 2, Tier 2
***HPED 3320 fulfills the General Education Requirement for Cluster 3, Tier 2