BS- Health and Physical Activity Leadership Coaching Concentration

  • The Bachelor of Science with a major in Health & Physical Activity Leadership (HPAL) is designed to prepare candidates for employment in a variety of fields related to health and physical activity. This will include teaching health and physical education in both public and private schools, coaching in school and community settings, and leadership positions in community-based health and physical activity programs.

Term 1

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • ENGL 1101 English Composition I
      3
    • ECON 1000 Contemporary Economic Issues
      2
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area B2
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area D2 Lab Science
      4
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area A2
      3
    Total: 15

Term 2

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • ENGL 1102 English Composition II
      3
    • WELL 2000 Found Hlth and Well
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area C2
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area E4
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area D2
      3
    • HPAL 1000 level activity course (1 of 3)
      1
    Total: 16
Year 1 (Hours: 31)

Term 3

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • POLS 1101 American Government
      3
    • HPAL 2100 Intro Health & Physical ActLdr
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area C1
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area D1
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area E2
      3
    • Area F Lower division elective (1 of 2)
      3
    Total: 18

Term 4

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • EDUC 2120 Explore Socio-Cultural Perspec
      3
    • HPAL 2250 Anatomy & Physiology HPAL
      3
    • HPAL 3200 Motor Learning & Development
      3
    • HPAL 3020 Teaching Games and Sports
      3
    • Area F Lower division elective (2 of 2)
      3
    • HPAL 1000 level activity elective (2 of 3)
      1
    Total: 16
Year 2 (Hours: 34)

Term 5

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • HPAL 3010 Tech in Hlth & Phys Actv Ldrs
      3
    • HPAL 3100 Behav/Psych Aspects Phys Activ
      3
    • HPAL 3050 Coaching Principles
      3
    • HPAL 3330 SportFirstAid Injury Prevent
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area E3
      3
    • HPAL 1000 level activity course (3 of 3)
      1
    Total: 16

Term 6

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • HPAL 3252 Measurement Eval for HPAL
      3
    • HPAL 3090 Adv. Coach Strength &Condition
      3
    • HPAL 3300 Contemporary Health Issues
      3
    • HPAL 3395 Coaching Practicum
      3
    • Advanced Coaching Methods (1 of 3)
      3
    Total: 15
Year 3 (Hours: 31)

Term 7

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • HPAL 3340 Applied Anatomy Physi for HPAL
      3
    • HPAL 3600 Child & Adolescent HealthIssue
      3
    • HPAL 3395 Coaching Practicum
      3
    • Advanced Coaching Methods (2 of 3)
      3
    Total: 12

Term 8

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • HPAL 4900 Capstone in Coaching
      3
    • Advanced Coaching Methods (3 of 3)
      3
    • Upper Division Elective (1 of 2)
      3
    • Upper Division Elective (2 of 2)
      3
    Total: 12
Year 4 (Hours: 24)


Program Total: 120 Hours

Milestones: All courses indicated as a Milestone with this icon ( ) should be completed in the term suggested to prevent delays in program completion.

Disclaimer: An academic map is a suggested four-year schedule of courses based on degree requirements in the KSU undergraduate catalog. This sample schedule serves as a general guideline to help build a full schedule each term. Some departments allow students to use the three credit first-year seminar course as a free elective for a degree program, which may impact the program's total credit hours. Milestones, courses, and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major are designated to keep you on track to graduate in four years. Missing milestones could delay your program. Enrolled Students should reference DegreeWorks and not this plan.

This map is not a substitute for academic advisement—contact your advisor if you have any questions about scheduling or about your degree requirements. Also see the current undergraduate catalog (catalog.kennesaw.edu) for a complete list of requirements and electives. Note: Requirements are continually under revision, and there is no guarantee they will not be changed or revoked; contact the department and/or program area for current information.

You may choose to attend a summer term to reduce your load during fall or spring terms but still stay on track to graduate in four years.


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