B.S. in Health and Human Performance (Physical Education, Teacher Preparation)

The Bachelor of Science in Health & Human Performance with a concentration in Health & Physical Education Teacher Preparation consists of 31 credit hours in the Health & Human Performance core courses, with additional 23 credit hours in Physical Education, 7 credit hours in Teacher Education core, and 22 credit hours in Health Education.

The core provides students with a background in the social, physiological and historical knowledge needed for specialized study in health and physical education. The track enables students to develop the professional knowledge, skills and dispositions to be effective professionals in teaching and related fields. Extensive school-based fieldwork experiences are integrated into the curriculum.

The goal of the degree program is to assist students in acquiring the skills, knowledge and dispositions to become effective and committed health and physical education teachers.

Students who complete this program may become certified to teach after completing Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT).


The BS degree in Health and Human Performance helps provide students with the prerequisite knowledge, skills and dispositions to enter the teacher education program (PK-12 certification in health and physical education) in the MAT in Physical Education which is accredited by KDE and NCATE.


Degree Requirements

Detailed course requirements for completing the BS-HHP (PET), including courses specific to the track, are contained in the UofL Undergraduate Catalog.

Prospective students must submit an online application for admission to the University of Louisville.

For admission in good standing, prospective students applying with fewer than 24 earned credit hours at the college level must submit all of the following:

  • Official high school transcripts with a cumulative GPA of 2.50
  • Official ACT composite score of 21 or above
  • Official transcripts with a cumulative GPA of 2.25 for all college credit earned

For conditional admission, prospective students must submit one of the following:

  • Official high school transcripts with a cumulative GPA between 2.25-2.49
  • Official ACT score with a composite score between 16 and 20
  • Official transcripts with a cumulative GPA between 2.00-2.24 for all college credit earned


Dr. Carla Vidoni, Program Director
Department of Health and Sport Sciences
University of Louisville, Louisville, KY – 40292
Email: carla.vidoni@louisville.edu
Phone: 502-852-8844

Health & Physical Education Faculty

Opportunities for Graduates

Students who graduate from the BS in HHP with a track in Physical Education with Teacher Preparation enter the MAT to complete their teacher certification in K-12 Health and Physical Education.

Students who choose not to enroll in the MAT frequently assume careers with youth sport organizations, and sport and fitness agencies such as YMCAs, or become high school or college coaches.

In addition to the financial aid opportunities offered by the University of Louisville's Financial Aid office, the College of Education & Human Development also has information about financial aid.

Other financial aid opportunities available include student employment opportunities.