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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 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale) is required for graduation. Class standing is based on credit hours completed.  See IUPUI registrar website for class standing.

The Department of Kinesiology requires a minimum of 120 credit hours (122 for Physical Education Teacher Education degree) for a Bachelor of Science degree. Within the Kinesiology major, the department offers five plans of study (exercise science (pre-med, pre-physician assistant, pre-occupational or physical therapy), fitness management and personal training, and physical education teacher education, and a certificate in personal training in Youth Fitness Programming).  A capstone practicum is a feature of each plan of study (except certificate in personal training in Youth Fitness Programming): student teaching, for teacher education majors, or an internship, for majors in all other plans of study. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 is required for entry into the capstone course, and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 is required to earn the bachelor’s degree. A grade of C or higher is required for all major courses and general education courses.

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 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 (TCEM) requires 120 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. A student pursuing the Tourism, Conventions and Event Management Bachelor's degree is required to complete an internship approved by the TCEM Internship Coordinator.  The sports management plan of study prepares students for careers in the business and operational aspects of sporting activities.  The Department of Tourism, Conventions and Event Management also offers certificate programs in Beverage Management, Cultural Heritage, Events Management, Lodging Management (name for certificate should change to Hospitality Management in 2014), Sports Tourism Development, Travel Planning (name for certificate should change to Tourism Planning and Development in 2014).  Some certificates do require students to complete an internship.