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Campus: West Virginia University / Morgantown
College/School: College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences
Areas of Emphasis: Adventure and Outdoor Learning, Aquatic Physical Activity, Coaching Well-Being, Recreational Sport
Pathways: Behavioral and Social Sciences, Healthcare

This hands-on program is specifically designed for students who are passionate about physical activity and health by preparing them for the fast-growing industry of fitness and wellness.

Academics

Fall
  • PET 124 Human Body: Structure and Function Exclamation Point
    2
  • PET 167 Introduction to Physical Education Exclamation Point
    3
  • ENGL 101 Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric Exclamation Point
    3
  • PASS 191
    2
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
16
Spring
  • PET 125 Principles of Human Movement Exclamation Point
    2
  • PET 175 Motor Development
    2
  • Adventure Sport Course
    2
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • Elective
    3
  • Elective
    3
15
Summer
  • ADRC 102
    3
  • ATTR 121 Sport Injury Control and Management
    3
  • PET 101 Games in American Culture
    3
  • SEP 383 Exercise Psychology
    3
12
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Find people from class/es who live in your residence hall and review class with them
  • Join The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM staff to learn how to publish a newspaper, write articles, create radio shows, and report news and sports
  • Spend 100 hours at student success centers
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success
  • Sit in the front row of your class at least 5 times

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your first year you should:

  • Attend an alcohol-free event
  • Consult Student Legal Services for advice on what to look for in an off-campus housing contract
  • Get a selfie with the Mountaineer
  • Attend Adventure WV

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your first year you should:

  • Apply to be a Resident Assistant
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in student organizations
  • Donate surplus items from your room before leaving for home
  • Be a reporter for The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM
  • Get involved in the Student Government Association

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your first year you should:

  • Participate in liveWELL programs
  • Complete a WELLGO calendar (wellgo.wvu.edu)
  • Join the Student Wellness Ambassador Team (SWAT)
  • Determine your top five values at a Value Sort Workshop
  • Attend a WELLWVU Try It event

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your first year you should:

  • Get a job on campus at the residence hall desk or a dining hall
  • Attend a career fair
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Take a writing or communications class
  • Attend a resume writing class

Academics

Fall
  • PET 244 Motor Learning and Performance Exclamation Point
    2
  • PET 276 Special Physical Education
    2
  • SEP 415 Physical Activity Promotion
    3
  • ENGL 102 Composition, Rhetoric, and Research Exclamation Point
    3
  • ACE 454 Advanced Sport Instruction Techniques
    3
  • Adventure Sport Course
    2
  • Elective
    2
17
Spring
  • EXPH 365 Exercise Physiology 1 Exclamation Point
    3
  • PET 349 Fitness Education Exclamation Point
    3
  • PET 441 Technology in Physical Education
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • ACE 451 Plan/Risk Management for Adventure Sport
    3
  • Adventure Sport Course
    1
16
Summer
  • ACE 373 Fitness Management
    3
  • ACE 374 Fitness Field Testing
    3
  • ACE 375 Lifestyle and Weight Management
    3
  • ACE 472 Methods of Personal Training Exclamation Point
    3
12
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying
  • Attend dinner presentations at the Faculty Dinner Series
  • International upperclassmen: Mentor new international students

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your second year you should:

  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Visit the Outdoor Education Center and participate in a Challenge Course or Canopy Tour
  • Go on one of the break trips through the Outdoor Rec Center
  • Find the mice in Stewart Hall
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your second year you should:

  • Join a student organization
  • Complete a financial management skill development opportunity in student organizations
  • Participate in a fraternity and sorority accreditation program
  • Explore mentorship opportunities in Greek Life
  • Attend a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day diversity program

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your second year you should:

  • Use your resources: learn about all your health-related needs at well.wvu.edu
  • Take a fitness class at the Rec Center
  • Stay active with moveWELL, the Student Rec Center and Outdoor Rec Center
  • Make your own decisions about drinking and do the WELLWVU CHOICES toolkit program
  • Become a leadWELL Mentor

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your second year you should:

  • Internship (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Join a club sport team
  • Meet with a career professional to make sure you are on track professionally
  • Undergraduate research (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)

Academics

Fall
  • ACE 476 Fitness Internship
    3-6
  • PET 350 Teaching Primary Physical Education
    2
  • PET 447 Teaching Physical Activities 3
    3
  • PET 449 Teaching Physical Activities 4
    3
  • PET 490 Teaching Practicum
    1-3
  • Elective
    3
15
Spring
  • PET 491 Professional Field Experience
    1-18
  • Elective
    3
4
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Complete the Campus Read
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success
  • Join The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM staff to learn how to publish a newspaper, write articles, create radio shows, and report news and sports
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your third year you should:

  • Attend a Ring Day ceremony (where you will receive your WVU class ring)
  • Visit the Core Arboretum
  • Attend an Outdoor Rec Center weekend trip
  • Visit the West Virginia and Regional History Center in the Downtown Library
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your third year you should:

  • Participate in a fraternity and sorority accreditation program
  • Attend a multicultural, international or diversity program
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Explore community service opportunities in student organizations
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in Greek Life

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your third year you should:

  • Visit campus farmers market
  • Stay active with moveWELL, the Student Rec Center and Outdoor Rec Center
  • Become a leadWELL Mentor
  • Complete a WELLGO calendar (wellgo.wvu.edu)
  • Use your resources: learn about all your health-related needs at well.wvu.edu

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your third year you should:

  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Internship (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Sign up for an internship interview
  • Consider graduate or professional school
  • Submit your resume to Career Services

Academics

Fall
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Complete the Campus Read
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college
  • Sign up for graduation

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your fourth year you should:

  • Register with the WVU Alumni Association
  • International students: Participate in international social events
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Sit in the Senior Spirit Section (Section 121) at the home football games
  • Attend WVUp All Night

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your fourth year you should:

  • Participate in a fraternity and sorority accreditation program
  • Develop fundraising skills in a student organization
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in student organizations
  • Join a student organization
  • Explore mentorship opportunities in Greek Life

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your fourth year you should:

  • Join an intramural team
  • Exercise daily
  • Continue involvement with your club sport or intramural team or try a new one
  • Use exercise for mental well-being in Movement for Mental Health
  • Become a Student Wellness Ambassador Leader

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your fourth year you should:

  • Participate in a practice job interview session
  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)
  • Sign up for an interview
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization

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