Health & Physical Education
Natatorium, Gym, & Track & Field7000 Adventist BlvdHuntsville, AL 35896
Phone: (256) 726-7312Fax: (256) 726-7316
Fitness and Wellness (B.S.)Health and Physical Education Teaching (B.S.)Health Science (B.S.)
Fitness and WellnessHealth and Physical Education
Purpose:The Health and Physical Education Department promotes quality Christian education and academic excellence by providing faculty, staff, and students with physical pursuits that will enhance their mental, social, personal, and spiritual dimensions.
The Department provides instruction in health education and a variety of physical activity and theory courses. These courses are designed to promote healthful living and physical fitness, as well as knowledge and skill development.
Eligibility Requirements:To be accepted as a major in the Department of Health and Physical Education, students must have completed at least 32 hours of course work, including EN 112 Freshman Composition and four hours of physical education. Prospective majors must have an overall minimum GPA of 2.00 and have a minimum GPA of 2.25 in physical education courses.
Exit Examination:Seniors are required to take and pass at the 70th percentile a written exit examination from the department, the first attempt to be taken by the end of the fall semester of their senior year.
Career Opportunities:Graduates in this department may have careers as coaches, fitness specialists, health educators, intramural directors, parks and recreation programmers, sports medicine personnel, teachers, and water safety instructors. The B.S. degree in Health Science offers a broad study of health care and provides the academic preparation required for graduate training.
Intramural Sports:The university sponsors a program of intramural sports for men and women in connection with the department of Health and Physical Education.