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UNI School of Health, Physical Education, and Leisure Services (HPELS)

School of Health, Physical Education, and Leisure Services (HPELS) majors:

  • Athletic Training
  • Health Promotion
  • Leisure, Youth, and Human Services

Undergraduate minors and certificates are also available within the School of HPELS.

Course Equivalencies and Admission Requirements

If you are not directly admitted into your major upon transfer to UNI, you must indicate your interest in majoring in Athletic Training, Health Promotion, or Leisure, Youth, and Human Services.

You will need to complete the “Declaration of Curriculum” form and will need to check the option “I wish to continue as a student at UNI as a prospective major in (specific major).” You will be considered a “prospective major” and will be expected to attend departmental advising sessions.

Admission to each major is competitive and limited; therefore you must be sure to follow all guidelines listed.

We encourage you to consult closely with your Hawkeye Advisor as well as the UNI transfer advisor to ensure that you are completing all of the necessary coursework/admission requirements.

These requirements are subject to change without notice. Please check with UNI for verification of courses.

Health Promotion Major

You must be of sophomore standing and have a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA to be admitted to this major.

Once you have been admitted to this major, you must select an emphasis from one of the following options:

  • Global Health and Health Disparities
  • Women’s Health
  • Health and Fitness Promotion
  • Science Intensive-Environmental Health

These are suggested courses that can be taken at Hawkeye. some courses are only needed for specific options. Please work with a Hawkeye Advisor in Student Services and your advisor at UNI to select the appropriate coursework.

Women's Health
Hawkeye Course UNI Course
PSY111 Intro to Psychology PSYCH1001 (400:001)
Intro to Psychology
PSY262 Psych of Gender PSYCH2201 (400:060)
Psych of Gender Differences
PSY261 Human Sexuality FAMSERV1057 (31F:057)
Human Relationships and Sexuality
SPC122 Interpersonal Communication COMM2344 (48C:004)
Interpersonal Communication
Science Intensive - Environmental Health
Hawkeye Course UNI Course
BIO112 General Biology I BIOL2052 (840:052)
Genl Biology: Cell Structure and Function
BIO113 General Biology II BIOL2051 (840:051)
General Biology: Organismal Diversity
CHM165 General Chemistry I CHEM1110 (860:044)
General Chemistry I
CHM175 General Chemistry II CHEM1120 (860:048)
General Chemistry II

Athletic Training Major

Admissions Requirements

  • 2.50 cumulative GPA

  • Complete a minimum of 50 hours of observation of a certified athletic trainer by the March 1 deadline.

  • Proof of physical exam within past six months.

  • Completion of application and interview.

  • Submit letters of recommendation.

  • Complete the following courses at UNI:

    • AT1010 (42T:023) Introduction to Athletic Training grade
    • AT2011 (42T:024) Introduction to Athletic Training Clinical Experience

Transferring to UNI

  • Transfer students must complete six semesters of athletic training at UNI once admitted into the program.

  • We recommend that you transfer to UNI after 1 year at Hawkeye.

  • You will need to take a total of 24 transfer credits with a 2.5 GPA during the Summer and Fall Semesters at Hawkeye. You will then complete admission requirements at UNI.

  • Please work with a Hawkeye Advisor in Student Services and your advisor at UNI to select the appropriate coursework.

  • AT1010 (42T:023) Introduction to Athletic Training is only offered in the Spring Semester. You should transfer to UNI as soon as you are acceptable to UNI.

  • It is strongly recommended that you have a Hepatitis B shot prior to program entrance.

Hawkeye Course UNI Course
PEH111 Personal Wellness HPELS1010 (440:110) Personal Wellness

Leisure, Youth, and Human Services Major AND Movement and Exercise Science

Admissions Requirements

  • 2.00 cumulative UNI GPA or higher

  • 2.50 GPA or above in a minimum of 9 credits of course work in the Division.

  • A grade of "C" or higher in all courses applied to the major.

  • If your major is Leisure, Youth, and Human Services, once you have been admitted into the program, you must select a focus area from one of the following options:
    • Nonprofit Youth Administration
    • Outdoor Recreation
    • Programming Services Administration
    • Therapeutic Recreation
    • Tourism
    • Youth Services.
  • If your major is Movement and Exercise Science, once you have been admitted into the program, you must select a focus area from one of the following options:
    • Sport Psychology
    • Exercise Science (Personal Training)

Courses offered at Hawkeye are toward Therapeutic Recreation only. Other options would consist of two years of Junior and Senior level courses at UNI.

In order to remain in good academic standing, you must maintain a cumulative major GPA of 2.50 or above.

Hawkeye Course UNI Course
PSY111 Introduction to Psychology PSYCH1001 (400:001) Introduction to Psychology
PEH111 Personal Wellness HPELS1010 (440:110) Personal Wellness
PSY121 Developmental Psychology Supporting Elective

Internship Qualifications

To be eligible for the required internship for your major, you must have:

  1. Current certification in

    • Standard First Aid,
    • Community CPR,
    • Child Abuse Mandatory Reporter Seminar,
    • and OSHA Universal Precaution Standard Training.
  2. 500 hours of Professional Experience.

You can work on receiving these qualifications while you are at Hawkeye.

UNI Liberal Arts Core

Students completing Hawkeye's Associate of Arts degree following the specifications of Hawkeye and meeting all conditions of Hawkeye's articulation agreement with UNI, will have met UNI's Liberal Arts Core requirements with the following exceptions:

  1. Capstone must be completed at UNI after transfer.

  2. A course in Non-Western Cultures must be completed either at Hawkeye or at UNI. Hawkeye offers the following Non-Western Cultures courses:
    • CLS130 African Cultures
    • CLS141 Mid Eastern History and Culture
    • CLS150 Latin American History and Culture
    • CLS160 East Asian History and Culture
    • CLS164 Japanese History and Culture
    • CLS172 Russian Civilization
    • HIS214 Russian History and Culture (This course does not fulfill the AA degree humanities requirement)
  3. Foreign Language Requirement (for students graduating from high school or earning a high school equivalency diploma in 1989 and later).

    You must meet one of the following requirements to fulfill the Liberal Arts Core Foreign Language Requirement:

    • Two years of the same high school foreign language are required with C- or better in last term.

    • Two semesters of the same foreign language in college with a C- or better in the second term.

      Hawkeye offers the following Foreign Language courses that fulfill this requirement:
      • FLS151 Spanish I AND
      • FLS152 Spanish II