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Bachelor of Science in Fitness and Wellness
This program is designed to meet the needs of students who are seeking a career as a fitness specialist, athletic trainer, exercise physiologist, kinesiologist or corporate fitness consultant or graduate studies. Admission to this curriculum requires approval of the department chair.
 
Students who complete the B.S. in Fitness and Wellness will be proficient in the following student learning outcomes:
1. Identify health and fitness related challenges and apply theoretical solutions
2. Analyze managerial problems by identifying and evaluating the components of the problem
3. Develop an Individualized Exercise Prescription (IEP)
4. Promote physical activity as a measure to prevent chronic disease and maintain a healthenhancing level of physical fitness
5. Demonstrate movement concepts and principles to the learning and development of motor skills.
6. Understand that physical activity provides opportunities for enjoyment, challenge, selfexpressions, and social interactions
7. Design and implement an effective training protocol
8. Demonstrate proper equipment usage
9. Evaluate Cardiovascular Fitness
10. Evaluate Body Fat Percentage
11. Evaluate Muscular Endurance and Strength
12. Evaluate Flexibility
13. Design a mock fitness facility utilizing marketing and administrative procedures
 
Major Requirements:
PE 205 First Aid and CPR........................................................................................ 1 hour
PE 270 Water Safety Instructor .................................................................................2 hours
PE 280 Weight Training............................................................................................ 1 hour
PE 282 Personal Training Certificate.........................................................................3 hours
PE 285 Introduction to Physical Education................................................................3 hours
PE 310 Athletic Injuries..............................................................................................2 hours
PE 315 Motor Learning..............................................................................................2 hours
PE 320 Fitness Testing..............................................................................................2 hours
PE 340 Organization and Administration of Physical Ed..........................................2 hours
PE 401 Physiology of Exercise..................................................................................3 hours
PE 410 Adapted Physical Education..........................................................................2 hours
PE 415 Kinesiology....................................................................................................3 hours
PE 421 Health Promotion..........................................................................................3 hours
PE 422 Fitness Management.....................................................................................3 hours
PE 490 Research and Independent Study.................................................................3 hours
PE Activity Electives...................................................................................................3 hours
AR 204 Desktop Graphic Design...............................................................................3 hours
BA 105 Introduction to Business................................................................................3 hours
BI 112 Human Anatomy and Physiology and Laboratory...........................................4 hours
FS 131 Nutrition.........................................................................................................3 hours
PY 421 Counseling Skills...........................................................................................3 hours
Total........................................................................................................................54 hours
 
General Education Requirements: Students must select the following:
Mathematics & Science
BI 111 Human Anatomy and Physiology and Laboratory...........................................4 hours
Personal Development
PE 211 Health Principles...........................................................................................2 hours
PE 101 Physical Conditioning................................................................................... 1 hour
PE 155 Aerobics....................................................................................................... 1 hour
 
Each course taken by the student may be applied to only one program: general education, major, minor, or free electives.
 
Bachelor of Science in Health Science
This program is designed to meet the needs of students who are seeking a career as a health educator, public health analyst, hospital health educator, or health inspector. It meets requirements for pre-med, pre-dental, and other clinical degrees and graduate studies. Admission to this curriculum requires approval of the department chair.
 
Students who complete the B.S. in Health Science will be proficient in the following student learning outcomes:
1. Identify health and fitness related challenges and apply theoretical solutions
2. Analyze managerial problems by identifying and evaluating the components of the problem
3. Design, implement, and evaluate an Individualized Exercise Prescription (IEP)
4. Promote physical activity as a measure to prevent chronic disease and maintain a healthenhancing level of physical fitness
5. Apply movement concepts and principles to the learning and development of motor skills
6. Understand that physical activity provides opportunities for enjoyment, challenge, selfexpressions, and social interactions
7. Demonstrate the role that science and health play in enhancing the functional interdependency of the body systems
8. Demonstrate knowledge of the procedure and application of each assessment technique used to evaluate the components of health related fitness
9. Demonstrate the meaning of the numerical values of assessment and disease risk
10. Demonstrate the importance of energy balance in weight management and control
11. Demonstrate knowledge of how to design, implement, and evaluate a community and work place health promotion program
 
Major Requirements:
PE 205 First Aid and CPR ..................................................................................... 1 hour
PE 315 Motor Learning..............................................................................................2 hours
PE 320 Fitness Testing..............................................................................................2 hours
PE 335 Physical Education Test and Measurements................................................3 hours
PE 401 Physiology of Exercise..................................................................................3 hours
PE 410 Adapted Physical Education..........................................................................2 hours
PE 415 Kinesiology....................................................................................................3 hours
PE 421 Health Promotion..........................................................................................3 hours
PE 450 Epidemiology and Disease Control...............................................................3 hours
PE 490 Research and Independent Study................................................................ 3 hours
AH 103 Introduction to Public Health.........................................................................2 hours
AH 350 Medical Terminology and Laboratory............................................................3 hours
BI 112 Human Anatomy and Physiology and Laboratory...........................................4 hours
BI 131-132 General Biology and Lab.........................................................................8 hours
FS 131 Nutrition.........................................................................................................3 hours
HC 325 Introduction to Health Services Administration.............................................3 hours
HC 330 Legal Aspects and Ethics of Health Care.....................................................3 hours
HC 340 Health Technology and Human Diseases.....................................................3 hours
NU 106 Non-Drug Therapeutics................................................................................3 hours
NU 212 Pharmacology...............................................................................................2 hours
PY 357 Health Psychology........................................................................................3 hours
Total........................................................................................................................62 hours
 
General Education Requirements: Students must select the following:
Mathematics & Science
BI 111 Human Anatomy and Physiology and Laboratory...........................................4 hours
CH 102 Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry and Lab.......................................3 hours
MA 101 Fundamentals of Mathematics......................................................................3 hours
Personal Development
PE 211 Health Principles...........................................................................................2 hours
PE 280 Weight Training............................................................................................ 1 hour
Social & Behavioral Sciences
ED 250 Fundamentals of Christian Education...........................................................2 hours
PY 101 Principles of Psychology...............................................................................3 hours
 
Each course taken by the student may be applied to only one program: general education, major, minor, or free electives.
 
Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education Teaching
This program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The program qualifies a person to teach physical education. After graduation, students may apply for the Alabama Class B Certificate: Physical Education, grades P-12; and the SDA Basic Teaching Certificate: Physical Education, grades P-12.
 
Refer to the Department of Education section in this bulletin for the program outline. Program advisor: H. Shaw.
 
Minor in Fitness and Wellness
BI 111 Human Anatomy and Physiology and Laboratory...........................................4 hours
PE 205 First Aid and CPR......................................................................................... 1 hour
PE 285 Introduction to Physical Education................................................................3 hours
PE 320 Fitness Testing..............................................................................................2 hours
PE 401 Physiology of Exercise..................................................................................3 hours
PE 415 Kinesiology....................................................................................................3 hours
FS 131 Nutrition.........................................................................................................3 hours
Total........................................................................................................................18 hours
 
General Education Requirements: Students must select the following:
Personal Development
PE 101 Physical Conditioning................................................................................... 1 hour
PE 280 Weight Training............................................................................................ 1 hour
Minor in Health and Physical Education
PE Activities – Select one course from each of these areas:
aquatics, fitness, individual sports, and team sports............................................4 hours
PE 205 First Aid and CPR......................................................................................... 1 hour
PE 285 Introduction to Physical Education................................................................3 hours
PE 305 Officiating Athletic Contests..........................................................................2 hours
PE 310 Athletic Injuries..............................................................................................2 hours
PE 340 Organization and Administration of Physical Education................................2 hours
PE Electives...............................................................................................................5 hours
Total........................................................................................................................19 hours