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The Schools of Nursing and Pharmacy operate on both the Oxford and Jackson campuses. The Schools of Dentistry, Health Related Professionals and Medicine, and the Health Sciences Graduate School, are based in Jackson only. (Additional healthcare programs are available through the School of Applied Sciences on the Oxford campus.) Other than these exceptions, the schools above are on the Oxford campus.

B.A.Ed. in Health and Physical Education

The Bachelor of Arts in Education (B.A.Ed.) in health and physical education prepares candidates for careers as licensed physical education teachers with an endorsement in comprehensive school health for children and youth in public and private schools (kindergarten through grade 12).    The curriculum will focus on preparing educators who have a solid foundation in health and physical education both in and outside of the classroom.    Candidates will participate in fundamental fieldwork in both health and physical education, enabling them to have essential interaction with public school children in a variety of grades and settings.    (See an adviser for more information.)

Requirements for the B.A.E. with a major in health and physical education include:   

  • HP 191 (3 hours)
  • HP 203 (3 hours)
  • Edwp 240 (3 hours)
  • Edwp 241 (3 hours)
  • NHM 311 (3 hours)
  • Edwp 344 (3 hours)
  • Edwp 345 (3 hours)
  • ES 346 or 347 (4 hours)
  • Edci 352 (3 hours)
  • Edsp 308, 327 (6 hours)
  • Edwp 346 (3 hours)
  • ES 348 or 349 (4 hours)    Professional education courses for health and PE are:   
  • Edwp 347 (3 hours)
  • Edci 353 (3 hours)
  • Edwp 440 (3 hours)
  • Edwp 441 (3 hours)
  • Edwp 442 (3 hours)
  • Edwp 444 (3 hours)
  • Edwp 445 (3 hours)
  • Edwp 446 (9 hours)    Note: A minimum grade of C is required in all professional education courses, content courses, and related courses. If this minimum of C is not met, the course(s) must be retaken before enrolling in the next level of professional education courses.