The Health and Fitness Education faculty are committed to delivering a program that promotes health through physical activity while valuing and examining physical activity through a Christian worldview.
Find out more about this program’s mission, vision, and learning outcomes.
In this major, you will proceed through a sequential, comprehensive curriculum that prepares you to enter a variety of movement-related professions, including teaching, fitness training, and recreational leadership.
- A minimum 72 credits are required in this major, including 35 upper-division credits.
- A minimum 34–36 credits are required for these minors, including 15 upper-division credits.
- This major requires you to complete the 44 credits of core courses, as well as the remainder of additional credits.
- This major includes 5 elective credits.
- You are required to complete PES 4899 “Senior Capstone,” in which you research a topic, write a well-documented paper, and present it before your professors and peers.
Elementary Teacher Certification
If you plan to obtain Residency Teacher Certification (K–8) and are interested in teaching health and fitness, you must major in the Integrated Studies (BA) major with a concentration in Health and Fitness.
The concentration consists of courses in nutrition, health, and physical education, and the advisor for the Integrated Studies: Health and Fitness Concentration is Dr. JoAnn Atwell-Scrivner (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Secondary Teacher Certification
If you plan to seek Secondary (junior or senior high school) Teacher Certification and obtain a Washington state teaching endorsement in health and fitness, you must complete a minimum 45 credits in Physical Education to obtain your original/first endorsement or a minimum 24 credits in Physical Education to obtain a supporting/second endorsement.
See Certification Requirements in School of Education for more information. Advisor Dr. JoAnn Atwell-Scrivner can be contacted at email@example.com.