Undergraduate Programs

General Requirements

Policies Governing the Academic Program—School of Physical Education and Tourism Management

Degree Requirements

Students in the School of Physical Education and Tourism Management are responsible for fully understanding and meeting all the requirements for graduation. Information regarding the program can be obtained by consulting this bulletin.

A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.2 (on a 4.0 scale) is necessary. Class standing is based on credit hours completed:
Freshman—26 or fewer

The Department of Physical Education requires a minimum of 124 credit hours for a Bachelor of Science degree. Within the physical education major, the department offers four plans of study (exercise science with pre–occupational and pre–physical therapy and pre–med options, fitness studies, sport management, and teacher education, physical education and health education), a certificate in personal training, and courses to meet credentialing requirements in driver education. A capstone practicum is a feature of each plan of study: student teaching, for teacher education majors, or an internship, for majors in all other plans of study. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required for entry into the capstone course, and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.2 is required to earn the bachelor’s degree. A letter grade of C or higher is required in ENG W131, ENG W231 and COMM R110, and none of these three courses may be taken by correspondence.

The exercise science plan of study is designed for the individual who wishes to work in the corporate/community fitness setting or to pursue a graduate degree in exercise science, biomechanics, physical therapy, occupational therapy, or a related health discipline. The fitness studies plan of study is directed to those interested in personal fitness training, sports programming, entrepreneur activities related to fitness and sports, and related fields. The sport management plan of study prepares the student for careers in the business and operational aspects of sporting activities. The teacher education plan of study prepares the student to meet teacher education certification requirements set by the state of Indiana.

The Department of Tourism, Conventions, and Event Management requires 124 credit hours for the Bachelor of Science degree.

The four-year degree requires a letter grade of C or higher in the general-education courses of ENG W131, ENG W231, and COMM R110. The degree programs require 600 hours of work experience in a preapproved tourism or hospitality organization. Students may complete the work experience with a paid or unpaid position.