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Health and Physical Education

Clarion University’s academic structure has recently been reorganized. The information on these pages is valid for students who began their degrees prior to fall 2014.

For students looking for information about degrees in the new academic structure, it can be found on the college web pages:

College of Arts, Education and Sciences
College of Business Administration and Information Science
Venango College

For students seeking information about degree programs prior to fall 2014, it is available in the 2013-15 Undergraduate Catalog or in the 2013-15 Graduate Catalog.

A new catalog reflecting the reorganized academic structure will be available this fall. Curricular questions should be directed to your academic advisor.

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Through its general education courses, the department provides students with opportunities to develop sound health habits and life-long skills in a variety of sports and other physical activities. 



HPE 121: Walking for Fitness, 1 credit
HPE 141: Badminton, 1
HPE 142: Bowling, 1
HPE 143: Golf, 1
HPE144: Racquetball (men's rules), 1
HPE 145: Racquetball (women's rules), 1
HPE 147: Beginning Tennis, 1
HPE 150: Canoeing, 1
HPE 161: Basketball (men's rules), 1
HPE 162: Basketball (women's rules), 1
HPE 163: Volleyball (men's rules), 1
HPE 164: Volleyball (women's rules), 1
HPE 170: Step Aerobics Challenge, 1
HPE 181: Adapted Physical Education, 1
HPE 185: Physical Fitness and Conditioning, 1
HPE 186: Physical Fitness Through Strength Training, 1
HPE 230: Basic Water Safety-Emergency Water Safety, 1
HPE 231: Intermediate Swimming, 1
HPE 247: Intermediate Tennis, 1
HPE 330: Lifeguard Training, 1



HPE 111: Health Education, 2 credits


HPE 323: Curriculum and Methods in Elem. Phys. Ed., 3 credits
HPE 410: Motor Development and Learning, 3



Active Military Service
The university grants a maximum of four credits in HPE
for active military service of four months or more with
honorable discharge or continued reserve status. Credit is
normally given for HPE 111 (two credits) and two HPE
activity courses of one credit each. To ensure credit is granted,
students should bring an honorable discharge document to the
Office of the Registrar, 122 Carrier Administration Building.