The Area of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation prepares students to pursue further study at the graduate level in Physical Education, or to teach Physical Education and Health in the public schools.

It prepares students to direct programs in Recreation, Sports Management, Athletic Coaching, and Athletic Training.  The area also provides numerous and diverse opportunities for students, faculty, and staff at Kentucky State University to achieve physical fitness and acquire recreational skills for life-time fitness and leisure time activities through its 100-level courses

Curriculum Guides

Curriculum guides are designed to help students stay on track for timely graduation.  In order to remain on track, students must complete the minimum requirements for each tracking semester, known as milestones.  Milestones may include successful completion of specified courses and/or attainment of a minimum GPA.

Following the sample academic plan and its milestones will help students stay on track to graduate in four years. Students will need to refer to and/or print both the appropriate Liberal Studies Requirements AND the appropriate major sheet in order to view the complete degree program requirements.

Program Requirements 

To satisfy the requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Physical Education (non-teaching), a student must complete a minimum of 120/123 semester credit hours.  The required courses are HED 107 and 221; PHE 209 (or 240 or 351), 218, 257, 259, 320, 323, 324, 330, 331, 332, 333, 401, and 421; PHE 301; and PSY 303.  The individual and team sports requirements are: PHE 224, 225, 226, and 227.  PHE 220, 221, and 222 are also available.  Major and support courses total 52 semester credit hours.  A minor field of study, selected from the minors listed below, is required of non-teaching Physical Education majors.

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