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 - February 1
Final (Summer Session I) - June 10*
Final (Summer Session II) - July 15*
*Online application closes May 21. Freshman students applying after May 21 must submit all required documents along with paper application to the Office of Admissions.
Priority - February 1
Final - August 1
Priority - September 1
Final - December 1
- Transfer Deadlines
Spring 2019Final - January 22
Summer 2019Priority – May 21
Final (Summer Session I) – June 10
Final (Summer Session II) – July 15
Fall 2019Priority - August 12
Final - August 26
Spring 2020Priority - January 1
Final - TBA
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 officially recognizes University of Houston-Clear Lake's Fitness and Human Performance Program.