Sep 23, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Exercise, Sport and Health Education, B.S.


 

 

Exercise, Sport and Health Education Major


All Exercise, Sport and Health Education (ESHE) majors must complete the core requirements in each area listed below. Refer to the ESHE concentration/option or major to determine exact requirements.

Core Curriculum Requirements (30-36 credits)


(See here .)

Majors are required to take the following courses and are advised to take them as part of their Core Curriculum requirements:

Concentration


Majors must choose one of the four concentrations shown below. These hours include any required field-work hours.

Other Requirements and Electives


Students should consult with their academic advisor when selecting other requirements and electives to complete the necessary credit hours for graduation.

Major Grade Point Average (GPA)


The major GPA is calculated using all ESHE, HLTH and NUTR courses. The allied health sciences major GPA also includes BIOL 310  and BIOL 311 .

Concentrations


Health and Exercise Science Concentration


The Health and Exercise Science Concentration allows students to couple their interest in Exercise and or Health Promotion with coursework in leadership. The program is highly customizable and allows students to pursue graduate school or employment as exercise physiologists, health educators, or human performance specialists.

Cognate Options

Students must complete two of the four cognate options below.  One of the cognates completed must be either the Fitness, Strength and Conditioning or the Health Promotion option.

Cognate Option One (24 credits)

Students must select one of the following two cognates:

Cognate Option Two (24 credits)

Cognate Option Three (24 credits)

Cognate Option Four (24 credits)

Electives

Students should consult their academic advisors in selecting elective courses to complete the 120 hours required for graduation.

Major Grade Point Average (GPA)

A 2.0 cumulative, and in major, grade point average is required for fieldwork and graduation for this concentration. Refer to the fieldwork manual for additional information and requirements for fieldwork.

Total Credits Needed for Degree 120

Physical and Health Education Teacher Education Concentration


This program of study prepares students to teach physical education and health education to young people in grades K-12. Students in this program earn a BS degree and a license issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia. To be admitted to the Professional Education Program, a student must meet minimum requirements for admission. Graduates obtain positions as teachers of physical and health education in schools and/or directors of community-based physical activity programs for youth. (See teacher education program in College of Education and Human Development  admissions requirements).

Professional Education Requirements (15 credits)


In addition to the Foundation Courses listed above, 15 additional hours of courses in the College of Education and Human Development are required for licensure to teach in the State of Virginia.

Choose one option below:


Youth Physical Activity and Coaching Option (27 credits)

Electives


Students should consult with their academic advisors in selecting elective courses to complete the 122 hours required for graduation.

Major Grade Point Average (GPA)


A 2.5 overall GPA and a 2.5 major GPA are required for admission to the teacher education program and student teaching. See the teacher education admission requirements and procedures.

Total Credits Needed for Degree 122


Driver’s Education Add-On Endorsement


A Driver’s Education add-on endorsement can be received upon completion of HLTH 410  and HLTH 412  if the candidate is licensed in Secondary or K-12.