This interdisciplinary program provides students with multidimensional professional preparation in Physical Education. The curriculum combines an understanding of child and youth development with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to facilitate teaching and learning a variety of physical activities. The Physical Education major is completed by selecting one of the following two options: Teacher Certification or Child and Youth Physical Activity Specialist.
The Teacher Certification option prepares students to teach Physical Education in public schools and meets all current requirements by the State of New Hampshire for certification in physical education, grades K through 12.
The Child and Youth Physical Activity Specialist option (CYPAS) prepares students to become physical activity leaders in one or more of the following settings: recreation, sports and dance clubs/teams, after school programs, and outdoor programs. This program does not lead to K-12 certification.
Integrative Studies Program
40 credits minimum
Students are accepted to the College as Physical Education majors, Teacher Certification (PETC) or Child and Youth Physical Activity Specialist (CYPAS) option, as described below within each option. Students are advised and assisted with program planning throughout the program of study.
HP 100 Issues in Physical Education and Sport
HP 200 Applied Kinesiology
HP 201 Physiology of Exercise
HPPE 360 Teaching Physical Education
HPPE 361 Adapted P.E. & Sport
Skills and Techniques
HPPE 260 Total Fitness (2 credits)
HPPE 277 Invasion Games (2 credits)
HPPE 255 Developmental Movement (2 credits)
Second or Third Year
HPPE 256 Rhythms (1 credit)
HPPE 268 Outdoor and Leisure Activities (2 credits)
HPPE 278 Net/Wall Games (2 credits)
HPPE 281 Fielding/Striking/Target Games (2 credits)
HPPE 283 Educational Gymnastics (1 credit)
Third Year: HPPE 261 Fitness Curriculum for K-12 Learners (2 credits)
BIO 230 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
BIO 332 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
INCHEM 100 Introduction to Chemistry
PSYC 211 Child & Adolescent Psychology
Select courses to reach a minimum total of 120 credits for the degree.
40 credits at the upper-level