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2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Human Performance and Sport Major, B.S.


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Adult Fitness and Exercise Science Concentration


This concentration is designed for students interested in the adult fitness and exercise science profession. Examples of professions in the adult fitness and exercise science field include: cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, physical medicine clinics, research, public and private industry wellness programs, worksite health promotion, recreation center wellness, and personal training for general and special populations.

Students with aspirations in the exercise science field through advanced degree work in exercise physiology, physical therapy, occupational therapy, or as a physician's assistant will find the adult fitness and exercise science curriculum provides a solid foundation and includes many required prerequisites for those programs.

A grade of "C" or better is required for each course in this program to count toward the bachelor's degree. Students should note that programs differ in the minimum grade required.

General Studies


Oral Communication: 3 credits


See the General Studies section of this catalog for approved courses.

Quantitative Literacy: 3 credits


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Arts and Humanities: 6 credits


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Historical: 3 credits


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Social and Behavioral Sciences I: 3 credits


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Social and Behavioral Sciences II: 3 credits


Global Diversity: 0 or 3 credits


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General Studies Total: 39 credits


Multicultural: 3 credits


See the Multicultural section of this catalog for approved courses.

Total: 47 credits


Notes:


Students must have a 2.75 major GPA and must have completed all AFES major courses in order to be eligible for an internship.

All students who are pursuing a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Performance and Sport-Adult Fitness and Exercise Science are required to complete a professional certification prior to graduation. The certification must be either 1) Health Fitness Specialist - American College of Sports Medicine, or 2) Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist - National Strength and Conditioning Association or permission of instructor. All courses in the program will prepare the student for the certification.

The department recommends that students take HPS 2060 - Emergency Rescue/First Responder & CPR  or verify equivalent certification.

K-12 Physical Education Concentration


Candidates who wish to obtain Colorado licensure for K-12 Physical Education must earn a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree with a major in Human Performance and Sport. Human Performance and Sport majors are required to complete courses in: professional activities, such as team sports, individual sports and games, the core curriculum, including physical education methods, anatomical kinesiology, exercise physiology, and motor learning, as well as required licensure courses.

The core curriculum is designed to prepare candidates to pass the K-12 Physical Education Content Exam and to teach to the Colorado Model Content Standards for K-12 Physical Education. Licensure candidates need to meet with a K-12 Physical Education advisor, as well as one in Teacher Education.

Candidates seeking teacher licensure must also gain admission to the Teacher Education Program. The application form for the program must be completed by attending an Application Meeting during the semester prior to the first semester of education course work. Application Meetings are scheduled by the Teacher Application Center (WC 136). Formal admission must be obtained BEFORE Methods coursework can be taken and provisional admission must be obtained before any field experience placement will be made.

A grade of "C" or better is required for each course in this program to count toward the bachelor's degree. Students should note that programs differ in the minimum grade required.

General Studies (Required courses for K-12 Physical Education Licensure):


Oral Communication: 3 credits


Quantitative Literacy: 3 credits


Arts and Humanities: 6 credits


See the General Studies section of this catalog for approved courses.

Historical: 3 credits


See the General Studies section of this catalog for approved courses.

Social and Behavioral Sciences I: 3 credits


Social and Behavioral Sciences II: 4 credits


Global Diversity: 0-3 credits


See the General Studies section of this catalog for approved courses. The Global Diversity requirement may be fulfilled using a course in the Arts and Humanities or Historical category.

Subtotal: 40-43 credits

Multicultural: 3 credits


Courses in the HPS Major for K-12 Physical Education Licensure


Licensure Sequence


Includes 7 credits from General Studies.

Theory and Application Classes


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