Bachelor in Health Science

Augsburg College

Program Description

Bachelor in Health Science

Augsburg College

Bachelor in Health Science

All students at Augsburg College will interact at some point during their college experience with the Department of Health, Physical Education, and Exercise Science. Goals of the department are to provide quality experiences, preparation for the professions, and an education that leads to lifelong participation in physical activity. Both recreational participants as well as athletes will find ample opportunity for developmental activities.

The physical education program prepares students for careers in physical education endeavors in the schools and in allied professions. It also provides general education in physical activity for all Augsburg students.

The health education program prepares students for careers in school health education wellness, and allied professionals. This program offers a comprehensive view that examines prevention and promotion needs for individuals, schools, and the community.

All students seeking teaching licensure must receive a minimum grade of 2.0 in all required courses with an HPE prefix.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Health Education Major

  • HPE 104 – Components of Fitness Training
  • HPE 110 – Personal and Community Health
  • HPE 114 – Health and Safety Education
  • HPE 115 – Chemical Dependency Education
  • HPE 215 – Health and Exercise Psychology
  • HPE 316 – Human Sexuality
  • HPE 320 – School Health Curriculum
  • HPE 357 – Measurement in Health, Physical Education and Exercise Science
  • HPE 358 – Assessment in Health and Physical Education
  • HPE 390 – Instructional Methods and Materials in Health Education
  • HPE 410 – Administration and Supervision of the School Health Program
  • HPE 450 – Current Health Issues
  • BIO 103 – Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • PSY 250 – Child Development
    • or PSY 252 – Adolescent and Young Adult Development

Graduation Skills

Graduation skills in Critical Thinking (CT), Quantitative Reasoning (QR), Speaking (S), and Writing (W) are embedded throughout the offered courses and are met by completing the major.

Transfer students must consult an advisor about potential adjustments to their course requirements to fulfill each of these skills.

Health Education Minor

  • HPE 104 – Components of Fitness Training
  • HPE 110 – Personal and Community Health
  • HPE 114 – Health and Safety Education
  • HPE 115 – Chemical Dependency Education
  • HPE 316 – Human Sexuality
  • HPE 320 – School Health Curriculum
  • HPE 390 – Instructional Methods and Materials in Health Education
  • HPE 450 – Current Health Issues
  • BIO 103 – Human Anatomy and Physiology

(The Minnesota Board of Teaching does not license minors in teaching.)

Teaching Licensure

The Minnesota Board of Teaching has specific licensing requirements for teachers that may be subject to change after the publication of this catalog. It is the responsibility of the student to consult with the Augsburg Education Department to identify current Minnesota teacher licensure requirements.

A Bachelor of Science degree is available for students seeking teacher licensure. Students must consult with a faculty advisor concerning the Augsburg Core Curriculum requirements under the Bachelor of Science option.

Physical Education Major

  • HPE 104 – Components of Fitness Training
  • HPE 114 – Health and Safety Education
  • HPE 115 – Chemical Dependency Education
  • HPE 205 – Introduction to Health, Physical Education, and Exercise Science
  • HPE 220 – Motor Learning and Development
  • HPE 254 – Introduction to Developmental/Adapted Physical Education
  • HPE 275 – Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries
  • HPE 324 – K-6 PE Games and Activities
  • HPE 334 – 7-12 Sport Skills and Activities
  • HPE 335 – Outdoor Education
  • HPE 340 – Organization and Administration of Physical Education Programs
  • HPE 350 – Kinesiology
  • HPE 351 – Physiology of Exercise
  • HPE 357 – Measurement in Health, Physical Education, and Exercise Science
  • HPE 358 – Assessment in Health and Physical Education
  • HPE 473 – Physical Education Curriculum
  • BIO 103 – Human Anatomy and Physiology

Graduation Skills

Graduation skills in Critical Thinking (CT), Quantitative Reasoning (QR), Speaking (S), and Writing (W) are embedded throughout the offered courses and are met by completing the major.

Transfer students must consult an advisor about potential adjustments to their course requirements to fulfill each of these skills.

Physical Education Minor

  • HPE 104 – Components of Fitness Training
  • HPE 115 – Chemical Dependency Education
  • HPE 205 – Introduction to Health, Physical Education, and Exercise Science
  • HPE 324 – K-6 PE Games and Activities
  • HPE 334 – 7-12 Sport Skills and Activities
  • HPE 351 – Physiology of Exercise

(The Minnesota Board of Teaching does not license minors in teaching.)

Coaching Certification

The Minnesota Board of Teaching does not require coaching certification. The following courses are recommended for those interested in coaching in Minnesota public schools:

  • HPE 114 – Safety Education
  • HPE 275 – Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries
  • HPE 280 – Coaching Theory

The Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) requires all head varsity coaches of interscholastic sports to complete a coaching effectiveness program offered through the MSHSL.

Teaching Licensure

The Minnesota Board of Teaching has specific licensing requirements for teachers that may be subject to change after the publication of this catalog. It is the responsibility of the student to consult with the Augsburg Education Department to identify current Minnesota teacher licensure requirements.

A Bachelor of Science degree is available for students seeking teacher licensure. Students must consult with a faculty advisor concerning the Augsburg Core Curriculum requirements under the Bachelor of Science option.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


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