Dr. George T. White, Chair 3006 Kathleen and Tom Elam Center (901) 881-7310 FACULTY Deborah Chapman, L. Nadine Gearin, Ernest A. Gibson, Cile Grasfeder, Karen M. Greenockle, Lucia Jones, Vernon J. Prather, Gracie J. Purvis, Linda C. Ramsey, Charles E. Rayburn, George T. White



There are four available concentrations within the Health and Human Performance Major: Licensure K-12, Fitness Management, Sports Management, and Athletic Training. In addition, there are two minors: one in Athletic Coaching which enables certification by the American Coaching Effectiveness Program, and the second in Sports Medicine which enables certification by the National Athletic Trainers Association. The faculty expects each student who graduates with a major in Health and Human Performance to demonstrate appropriate mastery of the following goals:

A myriad of career choices are available with a major in physical education. Students may choose traditional teaching and coaching positions or nontraditional positions available in recreation, fitness centers, business and industry. The academic advisor is available to assist in answering questions and scheduling.


Two $500 scholarships are awarded each year by the Health and Human Performance faculty to physical education and health majors demonstrating an outstanding academic record and professional potential. Applications are available in the Health and Human Performance Office (3006 Elam Center) and should be filed no later than February 22 each year. The scholarship recipients will be announced at Honors Day in the spring of each year.


Phi Epsilon Mu is the student professional organization which offers the physical education major an opportunity for personal and professional growth through involvement in departmental activities and campus events. Members are frequently selected for leadership positions in the Tennessee Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance and are eligible to receive this organization's Outstanding Student Award. This recognition qualifies them for the regional and national American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Outstanding Student Awards. Since 1987, eight UT Martin students have received these distinguished recognition's.


Majors selecting the K-12 Licensure option serve separate seven and one-half week internships in an elementary school and a secondary school. Those majors selecting the Fitness Management option serve a 15-week internship in settings such as corporate fitness centers, hospital wellness centers, or rehabilitative centers. Placement is available in metropolitan areas in and out of the State of Tennessee. For the major selecting the Sports Management option the 15-week internship is served in settings such as sport sales, sport administration, sport organizations, or public recreation.


Total required for B.S. degree:
Licensure 132 semester
hours Non-Licensure 133 semester hours

B.S. IN EDUCATION Major in Health and Human Performance


Freshman Year Hours Eng 111-112 6 Biol 110 4 Math 140 (or above) 3 Comm 230 3 Humanities electives 6 Social Science electives 6 Health 111 3 Phys Ed 107 3

Total Hours 34 Junior Year Hours Nutrition elective 3 Health 320, 351, 352, 353, 354, 415 14 Phys Ed 304, 305, 315, 440 12 Licensure: Phys Ed 309, 311 6* Fitness Mgt: Phys Ed 302, 303 6* Sports Mgt: Phys Ed 306, 307 6*

Total Hours 35 Sophomore Year Hours Computer elective 3 Zool 201 (or any human phys with lab) 4 Humanities electives 6 Social Science electives 9 Phys Ed 109, 350 6 Licensure: Phys Ed 106, 308 7* Fit/Sports Mgt: Optional UD electives 6*

Total Hours 34-35 Senior Year Hours Phys Ed 405, 430 6 Licensure: Tchr Ed 301, 302, 401, 405, 406, Sp Ed 300 22* Fit/Sports Mgt: Phys Ed 491 12* Fit/Sports Mgt: Optional UD electives 12*

Total Hours 28-30

Total hours required for B.S. Degree: 132-133 semester hours

*Depending upon chosen field of study.


NOTE: Students need to check with their academic advisor concerning accuracy of course requirements in each certification area.


A student may elect a maximum of eight semester hours credit within the service (activity) program to count toward graduation. ONLY two service (activity) courses may be taken during any given semester. Any service course may be taken either for a letter grade or for Pass/Fail. If the Pass/Fail option is chosen, this option must be declared in writing before the end of the course adjustment period.

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