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 five plans of study (exercise science, exercise science with pre-med, pre-physician assistant, pre-occupational or physical therapy with pre–occupational and pre–physical therapy and pre–med options, fitness management and personal training, sports management, and teacher education, physical education and a certificate in personal training). 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 grade of C or higher is required in ENG-W 131, ENG-W 231/BUS-X 204 and COMM-R 110, and none of these 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 management and personal training 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 sports management plan of study prepares students for careers in the business and operational aspects of sporting activities. The teacher education plan of study prepares students 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-W 131, ENG-W 231 and COMM-R 110. The degree program requires 600 hours of work experience in a pre-approved tourism or hospitality organization. Students may complete the work experience with a paid or unpaid position.