Health, Leisure and Exercise Science

Degree:Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Major:Health and Physical Education
Specializations:Fitness and Sport Coaching
Physical Education Teacher Education
Department:Building 72, Room 241
(850) 474-2592
http://uwf.edu/coh/departments/exercise-science-and-community-health/undergraduate-majors/
College:Usha Kundu, MD College of Health
CIP Code:31.0501
Semester Hours Required For Degree: 120

 FSCPE - Fitness, Sport Coaching & Physical Education

Building Phone Website Email
Building 72, Room 241 (850)474-2592 https://uwf.edu/coh/departments/exercise-science-and-community-health/undergraduate-majors/fitness-and-conditioning/ hles@uwf.edu

The B.S. in Health and Physical Education prepares students for positions in teaching, the health and fitness industry, recreation services and for graduate study.

Program Requirements

In addition to the university’s general requirements, students seeking the B.S. degree in Health and Physical Education must meet the requirements listed below. 

Students interested in the Athletic Training program should check the Athletic Training section of this catalog.

Students interested in the Exercise Science program should check the Exercise Science section of this catalog.

Students in the Fitness and Sport Coaching specialization will complete an internship during their senior year.  Requirements for admission to the internship are as follows:

  • Grade of “C-” or higher in all courses used to fulfill major requirements
  • At least a 2.50 major GPA in the major
  • Recommendations of academic advisor and chairperson of the Exercise Science and Community Health Department

Students in the Physical Education Teacher Education specialization will complete a student teaching experience during their senior year. Requirements for admission to the student teaching program are as follows:

  • Grade of “C-” or higher in all major related courses
  • 2.50 or greater major GPA
  • Passing scores on the Professional Education Test, General Knowledge Exam, and the Physical Education Subject Area test of the Florida Teacher Certification Exam
  • Approval by the Physical Education Teacher Education Program Committee