Picture (Dinner/Camping)Undergraduate Programs

A variety of courses are offered for the teaching and non-teaching majors, minors and licensures in physical education and sport science related fields, as well as the all university requirement in lifelong health and fitness.

Physical education and sport science majors require a 2.5 GPA for admission to the major.

Students seeking admission to the Bachelor of Science in Physical Education major are required to have a 2.5 GPA for admission into the major, and must maintain at least the 2.5 GPA to remain in the major. If the student drops below a 2.5, they must re-apply to the program.

Early contact by interested students with the department chairperson and/or designee is highly encouraged. Transfer courses must be approved by the chairperson and/or designee for major/minor/licensure programs.

Students are responsible for either furnishing their own equipment and/or supplies or renting equipment for the following courses: PESS 115, 200, 201, 202, 204, 275. Special fees are required for the following courses: HLTH 446; PESS 200, 201, 204, 210, 222, 271, 275.

Contact the Kinesiology Department chairperson/designee regarding MTLE restricted courses for teaching majors.

The health component of the Department of Kinesiology offers programs designed to meet the needs of individuals and agencies associated with health and safety. The programs within the component include community health majors and minors.

The following information is provided by the St. Cloud State University Online Bulletin:

Bachelor of Elective Studies - Physical Education

Bachelor of Science - Athletic Training

The Athletic Training major prepares graduates to enter a variety of employment settings and to render care to a wide spectrum of individuals engaged in physical activity. The technical standards establish the essential qualities considered necessary for students admitted to this program to achieve the knowledge, skills and competencies of an entry-level athletic trainer. The technical standards and admission requirements may be viewed at the department Web site (http://www.stcloudstate.edu/hperss). Grades of "C" or better are required in major classes; all courses within the major must be taken A-F only.

More information regarding the Athletic Training Program

Bachelor of Science - Athletic Coaching (minor)

Bachelor of Science - Developmental/Adapted Physical Education (minor)

The DAPE minor is closed. Applications for admission are not being accepted. Courses will continue to be offered to facilitate the completion of existing students.

Bachelor of Science - Recreation and Sports Management

The Recreation/Sport Management profession has emerged as an interdisciplinary field of study. Like many other fields, it has both academic and practitioner elements. Students develop an understanding of the individual and the social dynamics of recreation, leisure, play and sports and acquire the ability to provide a wide range of services in a variety of settings addressing needs and wants across a diverse society. Employment opportunities are growing and becoming more diverse.

Some areas of employment include, but are not limited to:

  • Program Coordinators/Managers in community programs such as YMCAs, community recreation programs, Boys and Girls Clubs, group homes, and community education districts
  • Recreation Specialists for senior retirement villages, military posts, and correctional facilities
  • Managers of fitness programs in colleges, private clubs, and corporations
  • Campus Recreation Programmers in intramurals, sport clubs and camps, fitness, outdoor, facilities and event management
  • Assistant High School and University Athletic/Activities Director
  • Professional and semi-professional sport teams in marketing, game day operations, business operations, and fan relations
  • Facility and event managers in multipurpose facilities, campus recreation, arenas and stadiums

Students may enter the program after completing REC 133 and have a grade point average of 2.5 in work taken at St. Cloud State University, or have completed a minimum of 15 credits in the major with a grade point average of 2.75 in major classes. Students are required to have a grade of "C-" or better in all major courses. Students complete various integrated learning experiences within and through the program. Students are required to complete two practicums as well as a 15 week internship. Students must complete all courses in recreation and sports management with a grade point average in major classes of 2.75 or higher, and successfully complete the comprehensive exam to be eligible for internship. Students must have a current certification in CPR and First Aid or equivalent for student internship.

Bachelor of Science - Health, Physical Education (teaching)

To be eligible to be admitted to PE major, students must have and maintain a 2.5 GPA, students must complete HPE 100, 295, 298, and PESS 249.  Students applying to the major must submit an essay, receiving a minimum of 7/10 on a writing rubric (see Department for specific instructions) and students must successfully complete an interview (see Department for specific instructions).  Courses taken in the major, including lifetime leisure activities must be taken for a letter grade. Only grades of "C-" or better will be accepted for the major program.  Minnesota Teacher Licensure Examination (MTLE) Basic Skills Test must be taken before enrollment into the program's methods classes (HPE 375, 376).  All areas of MTLE Basic Skills Test must be passed before enrolling in HPE 457.   All courses in the Physical Education Teacher Education major must be taken prior to student teaching. Students must show evidence of a Water Safety Instruction certification and have a current certification in Responding to Emergencies or equivalent for student teaching. MTLE Pedagogy and Content Area Test(s) must be successfully completed prior to applying for a Minnesota teaching license.

Program Dispositions must all be at a minimum of "2" prior to entering HPE 457.  Any candidate who does not successfully navigate Disposition remediation or has received a second score of "0" or "1" in the same area will be removed from the program and may not re-apply for one complete academic year.

Bachelor of Science - Community Health

Students must have a grade point average of 2.5 or better for admission to the B.S. major program in Community Health. Must complete all major courses with a grade of "C-" or better.

In order to be eligible for the internship placement all prospective Community Health Interns must be admitted to the program, must have completed at least 70% of their Community Health major courses, must have taken HLTH 220, HLTH 430 and HLTH 481. Must be interviewed and accepted by the agency selected for the Internship before completing the Internship Application that needs to be accompanied by an official transcript. Also, interns must have at least 2.5 GPA overall and a 2.5 GPA in the Community Health major.

Visit the Online Bulletin to view a list of undergraduate level classes for Kinesiology.

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