Health & Physical Education

Minor

  • Work with youth in physical activity settings
  • Fitness, skill & movement, team sports
  • 18 credit minor program

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Accomplished Health & Physical Education Faculty


Dr. Justus Hallam
Full Time Faculty

Kathy Uhranowsky, RN, CCRP
Human Physiology Lab Manager
Clinical Research Coordinator

Jesse

I opened a brand new Planet Fitness location as General Manager.

After graduating from Marywood in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science/Physical Activity, I immediately entered the professional fitness world as a personal trainer and fitness instructor at Planet Fitness in the Philadelphia area.  Shortly thereafter, I was offered a chance to open a brand new Planet Fitness location as General Manager. 

Opening a new location from the ground up was a difficult and time consuming task.  However, my four years at Marywood gave me the tools and confidence I needed to tackle this challenge.  The education I received in the classroom provided me with the knowledge needed to train clients and effectively manage a fitness club.  Being a four-year member of Marywood’s Lacrosse team has also taught me great leadership and interpersonal skills which are applied daily, and will continue to help me as my career grows.

Wherever my career takes me, whether it is in fitness club ownership, or personal training, I know that everything I learned at Marywood will be with me every step of the way.

Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

  • Official SAT and/or ACT scores
  • Completed application
  • Essay
  • Official transcripts
  • Letter of recommendation

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Required courses for Health and Physical Education majors and their credit amounts are as follows. Students must receive a “C” or better in the following courses.

The curriculum requirements discussed in this section are subject to change, based on guidelines established by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.


Health and Physical Education Courses: (34.5 credits)

BIOL 121 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
3
BIOL 121L Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab I
1
BIOL 122 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
3
BIOL 122L Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab II
1
HPE 132 Personal and Community Health
3
HPE 160 Foundations of Physical Education
3
HPE 210 Anatomical Concepts
1
HPE 215 Introduction to Sports Medicine 2
HPE 221 Kinesiology and Applied Anatomy
3
HPE 225 Physiology of Exercise
3
HPE 225L Physiology of Exercise Lab
0.5
HPE 324 Motor Learning
2
HPE 326 Tests and Measurements
3
HPE 344 Adapted Physical Education
3
HPE 424 Organization and Administration
3

B.S. Health and Physical Education Teacher Education. Must take all classes listed below:

HPE 201 Team Sports 2
HPE 202 Recreation Sports 2
HPE 203 Individual Sports 2

Teacher Education Major Courses (47.5 credits):

HPE 115 Basic Aquatics
1
HPE 241 Methods in Elementary Physical Education
3
HPE 242, 243 Elementary Physical Education Methods Laboratory
1
HPE 322 School Health
3
HPE 346 Methods in Secondary Physical Education
2
HPE 346L Methods in Secondary Physical Education Lab
0.5
EDUC 000 Field Experience (every semester)
0
EDUC 005D Practicum IV Secondary/K­12 1
EDUC 100/101 Introduction to Education
1
PSY 251 Developmental Psychology
3
EDUC 311* Educational Psychology
3
†EDUC 411A* Effective Instruction K-12
3
†EDUC 414* Social Foundations of Education
3
†SPED 100 Characteristics of Students with Disabilities
3
SPED 300** Curriculum Adaptation 3
SPED 367* Behavior and Classroom Management 3
EDUC 461* Methods, Materials and Assessment in Teaching ELL 3
MATH Elective
3
EDUC 442N Student Teaching
9

*requires upper level screening
**taken with student teaching
† Upper level admission and retention in Education Department Required. 

An 18-credit minor in Health and Physical Education is available to interested students. Students must check prerequisites for courses. Courses included in the minor are:

HPE 111R Weight Lifting 1
HPE 132 Personal and Community Health 3
HPE 241 Methods in Elementary Physical Education 3
HPE 242, 243 Elementary Physical Education Methods Laboratory 1
HPE 215 Introduction to Sports Medicine 2
HPE 324 Motor Learning 2
HPE 322 School Health 3
HPE 344 Adapted Physical Education 3