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2012-2013 General Catalog (Summer, Fall 2012) 
2012-2013 General Catalog (Summer, Fall 2012) [ARCHIVED CATALOG Please see current catalog]

Human Movement Science - BS

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Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services

Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation

University Studies Requirements for Major

Students must complete the General Education Requirements 

Students must also complete the University Studies Depth Requirements :

  • Two courses having a CI designation (such as  ,  ,  ,   or  ) will fulfill the Communications Intensive (CI) requirement
  • For most students, a course taken for the major will fulfill the Quantitative Intensive (QI) requirement (PEP 4200  and PEP 4400 )
  • Complete at least 2 credits in approved 3000-level or above courses from each of the following two categories: Humanities and Creative Arts (DHA) and Social Sciences (DSS). 

Human Movement Science Major

New freshmen, transfer students, and other USU majors who have at least a 2.75 total GPA qualify to enter the Human Movement Science major with a physical education teaching or exercise science emphasis. The pre-physical therapy emphasis requires a 3.0 GPA.

Exercise Science Emphasis (58 credits)

A 2.75 total GPA is required for graduation.

C. Professional Development (17 credits)

D. Skill Development (3 credits)

  • Three different physical education activity courses, numbered from PE 1000 to PE 2120 (See course offerings. ) 3

Pre-Physical Therapy Emphasis (76 credits)

Please note that it is the student’s responsibility to check with the individual physical therapy schools concerning courses required for admission. Completion of Utah State University’s Department of HPER Pre-Physical Therapy emphasis will not guarantee admission into physical therapy school. A 3.0 total GPA is required to graduate.

C. Professional Development (30-31 credits)

Mathematics and Statistics (6 credits minimum)

Physical Education Teaching Emphasis (K-12) (72 credits)

Students also need to complete a teaching minor. A 2.75 total GPA is required for graduation.


This is an approved teaching major through the Secondary Education Program of the School of Teacher Education and Leadership.

A. Prerequisites (15 credits)

F. Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP) (29 credits)


Acceptance into the STEP Program is required prior to enrolling in the courses listed below. Students must take a minor Methods Course and Clinical Experience, which may be completed during Level 1 or Level 2.

Level 1 (8 credits)

Level 3 (includes 13 weeks of student teaching and a concurrent student teaching seminar) (12 credits)

Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits


Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA

Credits of C- or better


Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above)


USU Credits (30 USU credits, 20 of which must be upper-division courses, 10 of which must be courses required for student's major)

30 USU credits

Completion of approved major program of study

See college advisor

Credits in minor (if required)


Credits in American Institutions (ECN 1500 ;HIST 1700 , HIST 2700  or HIST 2710 ; HONR 1300 POLS 1100 ; or USU 1300 


General Education Requirements  and University Studies Depth Requirements 




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