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Fitness and Human Performance B.S. with Grades EC-12 Physical Education Certification

Teach Students the Importance of Health, Nutrition and Fitness

UHCL’s Bachelor of Science in Fitness and Human Performance with Physical Education EC-12 teacher certification provides all the skills necessary to teach physical education in school settings. We offer a rigorous program of preparation that introduces you to the fundamental scientific aspects of exercise, with advanced courses in exercise physiology, nutrition, biomechanics, resistance exercise, health promotion, peak athletic performance, and physical fitness among others. Our goal is to provide graduates with a strong academic and practical knowledge base to work in a teaching environment.

Gain the Skills to Motivate Students Through Coursework and Hands-on Experience

As Fitness and Human Performance students with a certification in Physical Education, you will complete a directed curriculum in the Fitness and Human Performance and Education programs in motor development and learning, adolescent activity and sports, and teaching pedagogy courses in preparation for the State of Texas Physical Education EC-12 teaching certification.
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Admission Requirements

University of Houston-Clear Lake's College of Human Science and Humanities wants to help you reach your educational goals. Discover the admissions requirements that will let you become the next UHCL Hawk.



Degree Requirements

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Deadlines for Applying

  • Freshman Deadlines
  • Fall

    Priority - July 15 
    Final - August 1 

  • Spring

    Priority - November 1
    Final - December 1 

  • Summer

    Priority - March 1
    Final (Summer Session I & II) - May 1 


  • Transfer Deadlines
  • Spring 2022
    Priority - January 4
    Final - January 14
  • Summer 2022
    Priority - May 1
    Final (Summer Session I) - May 25
    Final (Summer Session II) - July 1
  • Fall 2022
    Priority - August 12
    Final - August 17

  • International Deadlines
  • Fall

    Final – April 1
    Document Deadline – April 15

  • Spring

    Final – October 1
    Document Deadline – October 15

  • Summer*

    Final – March 1
    Document Deadline – March 15

Students interested in qualifying for scholarships &/or applying for visas outside the U.S. should apply and submit the application documents/test scores by the priority deadline

*International freshmen applicants will not be accepted for Summer semester.


Locations

University of Houston-Clear Lake

University of Houston-Clear Lake

2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058
Phone: 281-283-7600

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Accreditations and Distinctions

The National Strength and Conditioning Association has recognized the Fitness and Human Performance curriculum as preparing students for successful entrance into the career field.


Fitness and Human Performance B.S. with Grades EC-12 Physical Education Certification Faculty

William E. Amonette
William E. Amonette

William E. Amonette

Associate Professor in Exercise and Health Sciences,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3381
Email: amonette@uhcl.edu
Office: Recreation & Wellness, Suite 249

William E. Amonette Faculty Bio

Jason Bentley
Jason Bentley

Jason Bentley

Senior Lecturer of Fitness and Human Performance,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3461
Email: bentley@uhcl.edu
Office: Recreation & Wellness, Suite 249

Jason Bentley Faculty Bio

Denise Cazes
Denise Cazes

Denise B. Cazes

Senior Lecturer in Fitness and Human Performance,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3419
Email: cazes@uhcl.edu
Office: Recreation & Wellness, Suite 249.13

Denise B. Cazes Faculty Bio

Julianna Dean
Julianna M. Dean

Julianna M. Dean

Assistant Professor of Exercise and Health Sciences,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3389
Email: deanj@uhcl.edu
Office: R249

Julianna M. Dean Faculty Bio

Kirk English
Kirk English photo

Kirk English

Assistant Professor of Exercise and Health Sciences,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3313
Email: english@uhcl.edu
Office: REC 249.05

Kirk English Faculty Bio

Isabelle Kusters
Isabelle Kusters, Ph.D., MPH

Isabelle Kusters

Assistant Professor, Exercise and Health Sciences,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3378
Email: kusters@uhcl.edu
Office: Recreation & Wellness Building 249

Isabelle Kusters Faculty Bio