Jun 22, 2024  
2024 Undergraduate Catalog 1.2 (SUMMER-FALL) 
2024 Undergraduate Catalog 1.2 (SUMMER-FALL)

Health Education and Physical Education, Dual Degree with BS in Wellness and Adventure Education (B.S.-M.S.) - Hegis Code 0835.01, BS Wellness and Adventure Education - Hegis Code 1201.00

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This is a program of study for candidates seeking theNew York State certification to teach health educationand physical education, to coach, or to seekemployment in adventure education, sports, as well ascommunity health and wellness careers. Students willbe taught a range of methods by which healthpromotion can be achieved. In particular, this programemphasizes adventure education which involvesstructured learning exercises characterized byperceived risk or challenge (including low and highropes courses) and reflection. Please note that theTeacher Education track requires moderate physicalactivity including running, jumping, climbing, andtumbling. This program is offered at the undergraduateand graduate levels. Students will be admitted into thedual degree program as first year students and mustmaintain a minimum GPA of 2.75 in their first twoyears and have a GPA of 3.0 at the end of their JuniorYear. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required in years 4 and 5.

Academic Requirements

Core/General Education: 34-55 Credit Hours

Effective for the 2022-2023 academic year, Utica University has implemented a new general education program that replaces Core. Students who are admitted, or readmitted, for the 2022- 2023 academic year or later must follow the requirements of the General Education program. Students admitted prior to the 2022-2023 academic year must follow the requirements of the Core program. For full details of program requirements, see the catalog pages for the Core program and the General Education program. Students with specific questions should consult with their academic adviser or success coach.

31 Credit Hours

Academic Requirements

Graduate (33 credits)

Major Courses - Graduate (24 credits)

Mandatory Non-credit Bearing Workshop

  • First Aid & CPR - Provided by the Red Cross

Student Teaching (9 credits)

  • EDU 671 - Student Teaching Seminar (1)
  • EDU 675 - Student Teaching I (4)
  • EDU 676 - Student Teaching II (4)

(If you wish to see detailed information on the above 600 level courses please vist the Graduate Catalog.)

Program Credits

Core/General Education 34-55 Credits
Major Course Requirements 31 Credits
Major Related Course Requirements 36* Credits
Concentration 35 Credits
Total Credit Hours Required For BS Degree 133 Credits
* 24 Major Related credits also satisfy Core.  
Graduate Major 24 Credits
Graduate Student Teaching 9 Credits
Total Credit Hours Required For MS Degree 33 Credits
Total Credit Hours Required For Dual Degree 166 Credits


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