ACADEMICS

  • Health Fitness

    The Health Sciences Department at Worcester State University offers a minor in health fitness. 

    The minor encompasses both the knowledge and skills required in the growing field of Health Fitness. Applications focus on improving health and fitness at both the individual and population levels.

    Requirements:

    • HE 120 Health and Nutrition (3 credits)
    • PE 210 Foundations of Strength and Conditioning* (3 credits)
    • PE 220 Survey of Athletic Training* (3 credits)

    Electives 9 credits from:

    • PE/HE 150 Health and Physical Education for the Teacher (3 credits)
    • PE 190 Sport and Society (3 credits)
    • PE 240 Athletic Programs (3 credits)
    • PE/HE 260 First Aid: Advanced Theory & Skills (3 credits)
    • PE/HE 275 Fitness for Life (3 credits)
    • PE/HE 280 Stress Management (3 credits)
    • HE 285 Drugs and Society (3 credits)
    • PE 420 Practicum in Health Fitness (3 credits)

    *prerequisites: BI 161 Anatomy and Physiology I, 4 credits, and either HE 170 Humans in Motion, 3 credits, or BI 271 Basic Kinesiology, 3 credits.

    A minimum grade of 2.0 must be earned in required and elective courses. Prerequisites must average a minimum of 2.0.