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.
Athletic Training Major
Leisure, Youth, and Human Services Major AND Movement and Exercise Science
To be eligible for the required internship for your major, you must have:
Current certification in
- Standard First Aid,
- Community CPR,
- Child Abuse Mandatory Reporter Seminar,
- and OSHA Universal Precaution Standard Training.
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:
Capstone must be completed at UNI after transfer.
- 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)
Foreign Language Requirement (for students graduating from high school or earning a GED in 1989 and later).
You must meet one of the following requirements to fulfill the Liberal Arts Core Foreign Language Requirement: