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2013-2014 Catalog 
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Physical Education (BIS)

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Bachelor of Integrated Studies

  • Program Prerequisite: Consult the Health Promotion (BIS)  Bachelor of Integrated Studies section of this catalog for specific requirements associated with the BIS degree.
  • Grade Requirements: A minimum grade of “C” (2.0) in each of the courses taken for the three emphases.
  • Credit Hour Requirements: The student must take a minimum of 18 credit hours each from at least three (3) different academic departments or recognized disciplines. A student has numerous possibilities in developing a BIS degree using the academic disciplines both in HPHP and campus wide.

The course of study in each discipline must be approved by the appropriate program director.

BIS Possible Options

These are only recommendations; many combinations and options for potential careers are possible.

Health Education & Health Promotion Emphasis

  • Program Code: 5013

  • CIPC: 512207

Community Health Promotion
Occupational Health Education
Clinical Health Education (See Department of Health Administrative Services  in the Dr. Ezekiel R. Dumke College of Health Professions)
Family Life Health Promotion
Gerontological Health Promotion
Drug Abuse Prevention Education

Nutrition Emphasis

Dietary Analysis
Dietary Prescription
Nutrition Education
Weight Management
Nutritional Ergogenics

Exercise Science Emphasis

  • Program Code: 5019

  • CIPC: 310505

Coaching Sport
Corporate Fitness
Community Fitness
Sports Medicine
Sport Communication
Commercial/Facility Management
Sport Psychology

BIS Requirements

Also refer to individual minor programs.

Physical Education Emphasis

24 Credit Hours Total Required

Admission Requirements

Students must apply for Physical Education program admittance by November 10 or March 10 of their first semester of taking Physical Education Professional [PEP] courses.  Applications are available from the Physical Education Program Director.  In addition, students applying for the Teaching Track must meet the Teacher Education admission and licensure requirements (see Teacher Education Requirements in this catalog).  In addition, students applying for the Physical Education Specialization grades 1-8 must also meet the Teacher Education admission and licensure requirements.  Students will not be allowed to register for PEP 3520, PEP 3520L, PEP 3630, PEP 3660, PEP 4830, 4830C, or PEP 4990 until admission requirements have been met.

Admission requirements include:

  1. Declared major or minor or BIS in a Physical Education or Coaching Education program.
  2. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75.
  3. Students may transfer a maximum of 12 physical education professional course credits from another institution per the Physical Education Program Director approval.
  4. Fingerprinting/background check must be cleared prior to admission to the program.  Provisional admission is granted for one semester only until the check is completed.
  5. Sport specific skills and fitness tests must be completed and passed at the Control/Utilization Level and Health Fitness Zone.  Sport specific skill and fitness testing is offered once during each of fall and spring semesters.  Provisional admission may be granted for up to three semesters.
  6. Student Disposition score above 20 in each course taken.
  7. Student must adhere to the Health Promotion and Human Performance Department ‘Student Conduct Policy’ available online at

Program Retention Requirements

After admission into the Physical Education major/minor programs, students will be retained based on the following:

  1. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.85.
  2. Earned grade of C- or above for each required course.
  3. Clear fingerprinting/background check.
  4. Retention/improvement of sport specific and fitness skills.
  5. Student Disposition score above 20 in each course.
  6. Student must adhere to the Health Promotion and Human Performance Department ‘Student Conduct Policy’ available online at

General Education

Refer to Degree and General Education Requirements for Bachelor of Science requirements.

A General Education course required for all Physical Education minors is:

NUTR LS 1020  Science and Application of Human Nutrition (3) 

HTHS LS 1110  BioMed Core (4)

See major and minor course prerequisites for additional General Education recommendation/requirements.

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