The Health, Physical Education and Recreation undergrad degree aims to provide students with the knowledge necessary to educate others about comprehensive wellness for life. Through this program, students gain a clear understanding of procedures, methods, techniques, and materials for effective, competent teaching and coaching. Depending on individual goals, students may elect either a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree.


Program Overview


This degree requires 128 total credit hours, including 54 hours of Health, PE, and Recreation study.

Delivery Method

This program is fully online, and courses are delivered via Canvas. They are designed to be flexible and convenient for working students.

Applicant Prerequisites & Requirements

Prospective students must:

Meet all undergraduate admissions requirements of the University

Complete an online application & pay application fee

Submit official transcripts via eScript or mailed from the institution

Career Outlooks

This concentration prepares students to pursue careers in fields related to teaching physical education and health in school systems through an accredited Alternate Route program, as recreational leaders in nursing homes and other similar facilities, and counselors/instructors in employment where fitness and health are of primary importance.


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