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Degree Programs

Undergraduate

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Degree: Health and Physical Education, Grades K-12

The Physical Education Teaching Program is fully accredited by the National Council forAccreditation of Teacher Education, 2010 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036-1023, telephone number (202) 466-7496 and by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education, 1900 Association Drive, Reston, Virginia 20191.

Major Requirements (83 semester hours): Students seeking a major in Health & Physical Education Grades K-12 must complete 83 semester hours within the 125 semester hour Health and Physical Education Grades K-12 curriculum. These hours include Human Performance 2010, 2110, 2230, 2240, 2270, 2280, 2630, 3190, 3550, 3560-61, 4000, 4010, 4170 and 4960; Health Education 1010, 1090, 2000, 4500, 4600 and 4880; and the following courses in teacher education: Education 2020, 3140, 3220, 4980; Educational Psychology 3000; Reading 4080; and Special Education 3460.

Requirements for Graduation: (a) minimum 2.50 overall grade point average,  (b) minimum grade of “C” in each course applied to University Core Requirements and Health and Human Performance Departmental Requirements, including advisor approved electives. There are special admission and graduation requirements for Health & Physical Education Grades K-12 as prescribed by the NSU College of Education and the Louisiana State Department of Education.

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Degree: Health and Exercise Science

Major Requirements (79 semester hours): Students seeking a major in Health and Exercise Science must complete 79 semester hours within the 125 semester hour Health and Exercise Science curriculum. These hours include 30 hours of Human Performance 2000, 2630, 3550, 3560-61, 4180, 4190, 4200, and 4300; Health Education 1010, 1090, 3000, 4000, and 4600; 21 hours of required-related courses; and 14 hours of advisor-approved electives.

Requirements for Graduation: (a) minimum 2.50 adjusted major grade point average, (b) minimum grade of “C” in each course applied to University Core Requirements and Health and Human Performance Departmental Requirements, including advisor approved electives.

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HED 1010 – First Aid and CPR (2 hours)
HED 1090 – Personal & Community Health (3 hours)
HED 2010 – Basic Athletic Training (3 hours)
HED 2030 – Practicum in Athletic Training (3 hours)
HED 3010 – Advanced Athletic Training (3 hours)
HED 4010 – Clinical Sports Medicine (3 hours)
BIOL 2220 – Human Anatomy (3 hours)
BIOL 2221 – Human Anatomy Lab (1 hour)
BIOL 2230 – Human Physiology (3 hours)
BIOL 2231 – Human Physiology Lab (1 hour)
HP 3550 – Applied Kinesiology (3 hours)
HP 3560 – Physiology of Exercise (3 hours)
HP 3561 – Physiology of Exercise Laboratory (1 hour)

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Graduate

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Master of Science in Health and Human Performance

Foundations: (9 semester hours)
HP 5000 – Statistics for Health & Human Performance (3 hours)
HP 5020 – Research in Human Performance (3 hours)
HP 5150 – Sociology of Sport (3 hours)

Concentration: (18 semester hours)
HP 5120 – Sport Marketing and Promotion (3 hours)
HP 5130 – Governing Agencies and Ethical Principles in Sport (3 hours)
HP 5160 – Sport Law (3 hours)
HP 5190 – Resource Management in Sport (3 hours)
HP 5220 – Budgeting and Planning for Sport (3 hours)

Seminars: A minimum of three 1-hour seminars must be completed
HP 5510 – Technology in Sport Settings (1 hour)
HP 5520 – Current Topics in Sport (1 hour)
HP 5530 – Facility and Event Planning (1 hour)
*HP 5590 – Pre-Internship (required) (1 hour)

Application: (6 semester hours)
HP 5690 – Research Project (3 hours)
HP 5990 – Internship in Sport Administration (3 hours)

(On-Line Program)

Foundations: (6 semester hours)
HED 5020 – Research in Health Promotion (3 hours)
HED 5000 – Statistics for Health Promotion (3 hours)

Concentration: (21 semester hours)
HED 5100 – Introduction to Health Promotion (3 hours)
HED 5200 – Health Behavior (3 hours)
HED 5250 – Strategies for Health Promotion (3 hours)
HED 5300 – Planning and Organizing Health Promotion Programs (3 hours)
HED 5400 – Implementing and Evaluating Promotion Programs (3 hours)
HED 5470 – Evaluation and Exercise Prescription in Health Promotion (3 hours)
HED 5600 – Epidemiology (3 hours)

Application: (6 semester hours)
HED 5370 – Research Project in Health Promotion (3 hours)
HED 5990 – Internship in Health Promotion (3 hours)

Foundations: (9 semester hours)
HP 5000 – Statistics (3 hours)
HP 5020 – Research (3 hours)
HP 5150 – Sport Sociology (3 hours)

Concentration: (12 semester hours)
HP 5130 – Governing Agencies and Ethical Principles in Sport (3 hours)
HP 5140 – Problems in Physical Education (3 hours)
HP 5160 – Sport Law (3 hours)
HP 5190 – Human Resource Management in Sport (3 hours)

Support Area: (9 semester hours chosen from the following)
EDCI 5020 – Curriculum Development for School Improvement (3 hours)
EDCI 5030 – Instructional Improvement and Analysis (3 hours)
EDL 5150 – Supervision of Student Teaching (3 hours)
EDL 5200 – Introduction to Standards-Based School Administration (3 hours)
EDL 5300 – Supervision for Evaluation and Improvement (3 hours)
EDL 5800 – School Community Relations (3 hours)
ETEC 5700 – Technology Leadership in Schools (3 hours)

Application: (6 semester hours chosen from the following)
HP 5690 – Research Project (3 hours) AND
HP 5990 – Internship (3 hours) or HP 5980 – Thesis (6 hours)