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
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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.
Interested in discovering the sort of classes you’ll need to take in order to earn
your degree from the College of Human Science and Humanities at University of Houston-Clear
Lake? Find out now.
Interested in discovering the sort of classes you’ll need to take in order to earn your degree from the College of Human Science and Humanities at University of Houston-Clear Lake? Find out now.Degree Plan Degree Map
Deadlines for Applying
- Freshman Deadlines
Priority - November 1
Final - December 1
Priority - March 1
Final (Summer Session I & II) - May 1
Priority - July 15
Final - August 1
- Transfer Deadlines
Spring 2021Priority - January 5
Final - January 15
Summer 2021Priority - May 1
Final (Summer Session I) - May 26
Final (Summer Session II) - July 1
Fall 2021Priority - August 13
Final - August 18
Online applications close for transfer students after the Priority Deadline. Students who apply after the priority deadline must submit all required documentation with their paper application to the Office of Admissions and will be processed for late registration.
- International Deadlines
Priority – March 1
Final – June 1
Priority – August 1
Final – November 1
Priority – February 1
Final – April 20
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.
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.