Undergraduate ProgramsPage address: http://ahn.mnsu.edu/hp/undergraduate/
Within the undergraduate Physical Education major, students are offered the option of electing the teaching or non–teaching track. An undergraduate major in Physical Education (teaching), given broad major designation at MSU, requires no minor as a prerequisite for graduation. Student may major in Athletic Training within the Human Performance Department. Athletic Training, likewise, has been afforded broad major status. Students pursuing undergraduate majors within Human Performance, however, are encouraged to consider career–related advantages of pursuing specialized preparation beyond the major in one or more of the Department's numerous emphases, minors, and concentrations.
Our rigorous program is one of the oldest and most respected in the country. Students learn to treat athletes and physically active patients as part of an integrated health-care team through our classroom content and real-world application in clinical settings.
Our program helps students understand the physiology of exercise and to learn the technology and techniques that they'll need in a variety of careers, including strength training and conditioning, physical or occupational therapy, exercise physiology and wellness coaching.
This new program replaces the physical education teacher program with a dual approach that enables students to meet the requirements for licensure in both physical education and health.
Our hands-on program emphasizes experiential learning, which allows students to develop professional skills in the business of sports while learning the theories and knowledge needed to succeed in this growing, dynamic field.