Requirements for a Major in Physical Education - Wellness/Sports Medicine Concentration:

This major is designed for those students who are interested in pursuing careers in hospital wellness, private health clubs, corporate fitness, and physical therapy.  Averett cannot provide certification in physical therapy, but we can provide the prerequisite courses required for admission to schools that do offer such certification.

In addition to the general education requirements, the following courses are required:

  Semester Hours
54HTH 110, Contemporary Health Problems 3
HTH 200, First Aid and Safety 3
HTH 320, Nutrition and Sports Performance 3
PE 280, Prevention of Athletic Injuries and Illnesses 3
PE 315, Physiology of Activity 3
PE 320, Kinesiology 3
PE 355, Health Aspects of Gerontology 3
PE 370, Therapeutic Exercise 3
PE 360, Sports Medicine I and Lab 4
PE 365, Sports Psychology 3
PE 416, Issues in the Administration of Physical Education and Sports 3
PE 421, Sports Medicine II and Lab 4
PE 425, Biomechanics 3
PE 428, Graded Exercise Testing 3
PE 466, Internship 6
Physical Education Activity Hours 4
Total 54

Sample Four-Year Course Sequence for Physical Education - Wellness/Sports Medicine

Freshman Year: Junior Year:
BIO 101, Introduction to Biology PE 320, Kinesiology
HTH 110, Contemporary Health Problems PE 355, Health Aspects of Gerontology
HTH 200, First Aid and Safety PE 360, Sports Medicine I and Lab
  PE 365, Sport Psychology
  PE 370, Therapeutic Exercise
  PE 416, Issues in the Administration of Physical Education and Sports
   
Sophomore Year: Senior Year:
BIO 204 or 205, Human Anatomy and Physiology PE 421 Sports Medicine II and Lab
HTH 320, Nutrition and Sports Performance PE 425, Biomechanics
PE 280, Prevention of Athletic Injuries and Illnesses PE 428, Graded Exercise Testing
PE 315, Physiology of Activity PE 466, Internship
PE Activity Course PE Activity Course