BS in Health/Physical Education

Trine University, United States Ranked #60 in North America

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Next enrollment cycle

January 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 47,649

Course Accredited By

THLC

  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree

Health and physical education: Strengthening the mind and body
With youth obesity rates climbing and an increasing number of students suffering from physical, emotional and mental disorders, health and physical education is more important than ever. 

The Bachelor of Science with a major in health and physical education program at Trine University prepares you to equip youth with the skills to maintain and improve health throughout the rest of their lives.

The degree: Learning and teaching about the human body

The Bachelor of Science with a major in health and physical education program allows you to understand the theory and practice behind developing a healthy lifestyle, combined with Trine University’s education core to prepare you to teach in classrooms from preschool to grade 12. This program also includes built-in minors in coaching and exercise science to prepare students for involvement in their schools’ athletic department and strength and conditioning programs.

The Bachelor of Science with a major in health and physical education program is part of Trine University’s Center for Sports Studies.

The experience: Training in health, strength and conditioning, plus extensive classroom time

As a health and physical education major, you will learn the science of the human body and gain foundational knowledge for healthy living. You will also take a variety of courses designed to prepare you to take national strength and conditioning certification upon graduation.

Like all Franks School of Education programs, extensive field experiences in diverse settings are required beginning in the first year of coursework. You will spend more than 800 hours in clinical settings from elementary through high school prior to graduation.

Teaching in completely redesigned campus classrooms, our passionate and student-centered faculty come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences, all related to classroom teaching, advanced research and preparing future teachers. Our academically rigorous teacher education program focuses on:

  • Student-centered instruction in a safe learning environment
  • Evidence-based instructional strategies
  • Classroom management techniques
  • Innovative integration of classroom and gym technology
  • The result: Be prepared for your teaching career

Graduates from the Franks School of Education have demonstrated high levels of success, including:

  • 100 percent of recently surveyed principals indicated that Franks School of Education provided teacher training that was relevant, effective, and improved P-12 student learning.
  • 100 percent of recently surveyed graduates indicated that Franks School of Education provided teacher training that was relevant, effective, and improved P-12 student learning.
  • 100 percent of graduates shared they would recommend others coming to Trine University to become a teacher.

Enrollment Cycles

  • January 2022
  • May 2022
  • August 2022

Admission requirements for transfer students:

  • Transfer students applying to the Allen School of Engineering and Computing must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 and a grade of “C” or better in Calculus I, Chemistry I, and College Composition.
  • Transfer students applying to the Franks School of Education must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and a grade of “C” or better in a mathematics course, a social sciences or humanities course, and English Composition 1.
  • Transfer students applying to the Rinker Ross School of Health Sciences must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 and a grade of “C” or better in a mathematics course, a social sciences or humanities course, and English Composition 1.
  • Transfer students applying to the Ketner School of Business and the Jannen School of Arts and Sciences must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.25 and a grade of “C” or better in a mathematics course, a social sciences or humanities course, and English Composition 1.  

High School Transcripts:

  • Request your high school to send a copy of your current transcript to Trine.
  • Transcripts can be submitted via mail, fax, Parchment, screenshot, and e-mail.
  • Trine University is Test Optional for the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 academic years. "Test-optional" means that standardized tests are not required from high school students when they are considered for admission to Trine University.  Of course, students can still choose to submit their test scores, however, those scores will be considered to be only part of the student’s overall academic record.  
  • High school students can take the American College Test (ACT) and/or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and request that scores be sent to Trine.
  • The University's code numbers are 1250 for the ACT and 1811 for the SAT.  
  • Test scores can be submitted via mail, fax, Parchment, screenshot, or e-mail and may be sent FREE from College Board to your counselor at any time.

Total Credit Hours - 120

General Education - 30 credit hours

• MA 113 College Algebra  or higher

• BIO 1003 Plants & People

• BIO 154 Human Anatomy & Physiology

• ENG 153 Intro to Literature

• PSY 113 Principles of Psychology

• EDU 273 Issues in American Education

• ENG 143 College Composition

• HUM 203 Humanities Seminar

• SP 203 or COM 163 Effective Speaking/Interpersonal Communication

• EXS 102 Lifetime Wellness

Additional Requirements - 3 credit hour

• UE 101 University Experience

2 Hours Free Electives - Electives are determined in conjunction with an advisor and based on student career objectives.

Health and Physical Education Requirements - 39 credit hours

• BIO 163 Medical Terminology

• EXS 103 Teaching Sport Skills I

• EXS 243 Athletic Training

• EXS 263 Motor Learning

• EXS 273 Nutrition

• EXS Biomechanics

• EXS 333 Kinesiology

• EXS 373 Health Promotions and Problems

• EXS 383 Nutrition Counselling

• EXS 483 Professional Development in Exercise Science

• EXS 493 Strength and Conditioning Preparation

• SM 223 History of Physical Education and Sport

• MGT 303 or EXS 203 Risk Management or Risk and Sports

Professional Studies Requirements Grades P-12 - 48 credit hours

• EDU 111 Education Exploration  

• EDU 211 Education Immersion  

• EDU 222 Educational Psychology for the Elementary Teacher

• EDU 232 Educational Psychology for the Middle & Secondary Teacher  

• EDU 242 Physical Education for the Elementary Teacher

• EDU 252 School and Community Health

• EDU 301 Instructional Design Practicum  

• EDU 303 Instructional Design  

• EDU 312 Exceptional Learners

• EDU 322 Culturally Responsive Teaching

• EDU 331 Literacy in the Content Area Practicum

• EDU 332 Literacy in the Content Area

• EDU 362 Classroom Behavior and Environment

• EDU 411 Middle School Practicum

• EDU 412 The Middle School

• EDU 422 Middle School Methods

• EDU 431 Secondary Methods Practicum

• EDU 442 Secondary Methods  

• EDU 462 Educational Measurement

• EDU 463 Educational Media and Technology  

• EDU 470 Student Teaching  

• EDU 482 Student Teaching Seminar 

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