The Department of Physical Education has responsibility for the following:
- the University Core Curriculum component in physical education;
- undergraduate majors in physical education teaching, sport management, kinesiology, and exercise science;
- the undergraduate minors in coaching, physical education, personal training, health and safety education, and sport management;
- the undergraduate endorsement in coaching.
- the graduate program (kinesiology, health, and sport concentration)
University Core Curriculum Courses
Two hours of credit in health/wellness and physical activity are necessary to meet the University Core Curriculum requirement. Students take a) PED 186 or PED 281 or BIOL 176 or NUTR 376 or OT 310 , and b) one course from the PED 100-level physical activities or PED 287 for elementary education majors only. Students are provided an opportunity to promote their general physical well being as well as develop new recreational skills. A laboratory fee, towel, lock, and locker fee may be assessed when students enroll in some classes. Students not able to participate in the physical activity courses because of medical reasons, physical handicaps, or other personal reasons may substitute PED 281 - 3 hours, or PED 282 - 2 hours, when approval has been granted by the dean of the Bower-Suhrheinrich College of Education and Human Services or a designee. The student must provide a physician’s statement prohibiting participation in physical activity.