The Department of Physical Education & Human Performance offers three undergraduate programs.
Physical Education for Teacher Certification, B.S. Ed.
The Physical Education teacher preparation program prepares future teachers for public and private schools in the State of Connecticut. Those students who successfully complete the program are eligible for certification in nursery/kindergarten – grade 12 Physical Education.
The Exercise Science and Health Promotion program is a non-teacher certifiable program, which prepares students for employment in fitness/wellness centers at worksite (business and industry) medical (hospitals, clinics and HMOs) and strength and conditioning settings. Students are given the necessary cognitive and practical experiences for certification by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Students are responsible for assessing, interpreting, prescribing and designing health and physical activity programs.
The Athletic Training program is a non-teacher certifiable program, which prepares students for employment as athletic trainers in sports medicine clinics, schools and colleges, and professional sports. Students are given the necessary cognitive and practical experiences for certification by the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA), Board of Certification.