Health B.S.

Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120

Health is an ever-changing condition of well being, influenced by intellectual, occupational, social, emotional, physical, and spiritual factors. Students will enjoy experiences that encourage and facilitate the development of healthy behaviors and lifestyles as they prepare to teach others about healthy living.

The Health/Health Education programs prepares students to establish a broad foundation which can enter into many facets of the field of health, teach health in schools, or further your education at the graduate level.

Health majors must complete 36 hours of essential studies. The following Essential Studies courses are required: PSYC 111 and SOC 110. Additional requirements include (BIOL 111, BIOL 111L, or BIOL 150, BIOL 150L), BIOL 220, BIOL 220L HPER 200 and HPER 210.

A list of approved essential studies courses is available here.

A student majoring in Health must satisfactorily pass a comprehensive examination (HPER 476S) prior to graduation.

This program requires a minor or a second major.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • SLO 1:Through the demonstration and application of discipline specific concepts, HPER students will serve as advocates for fitness.
  • SLO 2: HPER students will effectively communicate through a variety of methods with a discipline specific population.
  • SLO 3:  HPER students will utilize a variety of technological resources and equipment to enhance discipline specific population engagement and learning.
  • SLO 4: HPER students will assess individual understanding of discipline specific concepts and utilize that assessment toward overall improvement.


Core Courses

BIOL 221Anatomy & Physiology II


BIOL 221LAnatomy & Physiology II Lab


HPER 217Personal & Community Health


HPER 222Nutrition


HPER 310Foundations and History of Health, Physical Education, and Sports


HPER 332Comprehensive Health Education For K-12


HPER 340Modern Issues and Materials In Health


HPER 368Principles of Conditioning


HPER 402Exercise Physiology


HPER 476S-AComprehensive Review/Exam - Health/Health Education


PSYC 450Health Psychology


SOC 335Marriage And The Family


SOC 355Drugs and Society


PSYC 435 is not a required co-requisite to PSYC 450 for HPER students

Total Credit Hours: 34