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Freshman Studies

B.S. Health Physical Education Curriculum Guide

First-Year Course Requirements

Course Title Hours
ENG 101 Written Communication I 3
MAT 110 (or higher) College Mathematics II (or higher) 3
HUM 201 Humanities I 3
HEA 200 Health Education 2
UNV 101 Individual & Life 1
COM 103 Oral Communication 3
First Semester Total Credits 15

Course Title Hours
ENG 102 Written Communication II 3
SOC 205 Introduction to Sociology 3
HIS 105/107 World Civilization I / African American History 3
BIO 103 General Biology 4
HUM Elective Humanities Elective 3
Second Semester Total Credits 16

Total Credit Hours for First Year Students 31

*Health & Physical Education electives may be selected from any HEA or PED course. Suggestions include, but are not limited to, the following courses: HEA 203 – Advanced Concepts of Health, HEA 309 – Prevention & Care of Athletic Injuries, HEA 218 – Current Issues in Health & Safety Education, PED 360 – Psychosocial Aspects of Sport, PED 364 – Race and Gender in Sport, PED 405 – Theory & Techniques of Coaching, and many others. Students also are encouraged to consider a concentration, such as Aquatics or Dance Arts, leading to an add-on endorsement.


Online Selection of English and Math Courses

Choosing an English Course

If you have taken the Advanced Placement test in English and earned a score of at least "3", your AP test will give you credit for ENG 101. Therefore, your English Placement coming into Hampton University will be ENG 102. Please note that no credits are granted until official AP scores have been received in the Office of the Registrar. Be advised that taking AP classes without taking the AP exam will not give you credits.

If you have verbal SAT score of 580 or higher and have a verbal ACT score of 25 or higher, please register for ENG 102H. You will automatically be given credit for ENG 101 if you earn a grade of "C" or better in ENG 102H.

If your verbal SAT score is less than 580 or your verbal ACT score is less than 25 and no AP or IB credits are forthcoming, please register for ENG 101.

The University will monitor your English course selections and will require that you adjust your schedule if your selections are not appropriate. A course change may affect your entire schedule, so please choose courses carefully.

Choosing a Math Course

Please refer to the chart on "Choosing a Math Course". You must find your desired math course in the left column and follow the requirements across the entire line to be sure you qualify. If you do not qualify, find the lower math course that is designated for your major in the far right column (See page 25).

Honors Programs

Students who have been awarded university academic scholarships - Hampton Scholars, Merit Scholars, Presidential Scholars, or Trustee Scholars - and those interested in applying to the Honors College, in addition to the above must do the following:

  1. Register for an honors section of University 101. Honors sections are designated with an "H".
  2. Register for one honors class from the list of honors courses offered. Those classes include but are not limited to BIO 101HR, 103HR, 105HR, 106HR, COM103 HR, ENG 102HR, FRE101H, FRE 201H, HEA 200H, HIS 106HR, HIS 107H, MAT 151H, MAT 152H, MSC 201H, POL 202HR, SOC 205 H, 210 HR, SPA 101 H, 102 H, SPA 201H, 202H

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