Penn State Undergraduate Admissions Penn State University

College of Health & Human Development

General Requirements

College of Health and Human Development:

Majors in the College of Health and Human Development may be started at any Penn State campus and are completed at Penn State University Park.(Unless otherwise noted.) Applicants with less than two years of course work will be asked to start at a Penn State campus and transition to Penn State University Park on completion of the entrance to major requirements for their intended major. Typically at the end of the sophomore year.

College of Health & Human Development: Baccalaureate Transfer Requirements

Athletic Training (ATHTR)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No direct transfer admission at University Park or at Penn State Campuses. Applicants who have 1 year or less of attempted college coursework and a minimum of a 2.75 cumulative GPA may apply for admission to the College of Health and Human Development pre-major status (HHD_PreMajor) at a campus other than University Park.

Important dates:

Applications and complete credentials for spring semester must be received by October 1 and for summer/fall semester by March 15 for Athletic Training.

Biobehavioral Health (BB H)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park; Start and Finish at World Campus)
University Park: 3.0 GPA. Requires 2 semesters of college biology in progress or completed at the time of application.

Important dates:

Applications and complete credentials for spring semester must be received by October 1 and for summer/fall semester by March 15 for Biobehavioral Health.

Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
Golf Management (GHHD)
(Start and Finish: University Park)
Requires verified golf hadicap of 12 or lower.
Health & Human Development (undecided) (H H D)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
Health Policy and Administration (H P A)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park; Start at World Campus and Finish at World Campus)
No additional requirements.
Hospitality Management (HM)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
University Park: 3.0 GPA. Penn State Campuses other than University Park: 2.75 GPA.

Important dates:

Applications and complete credentials for spring semester must be received by October 1 and for summer/fall semester by March 15 for Hospitality Management.

Human Development and Family Studies (HD FS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements
Kinesiology (KINES)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
University Park: 3.0 GPA. Requires 3 credits in physiology or 6 credits in anatomy and physiology, 4 credits in general chemistry with a lab, and 3 credits in college trigonometry or calculus. Penn State Campuses: 2.75 GPA.

Important dates:

Applications and complete credentials for spring semester must be received by October 1 and for summer/fall semester by March 15 for Kinesiology.

APPLIED EXERCISE AND HEALTH OPTION: This option provides applied interdisciplinary training in the foundations of the scientific understanding of exercise and health through the lifespan. Students identify one of two areas of emphasis that are certification-based and practice-oriented: (a) courses and practical experiences directed toward certification by organizations such as the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) or the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), or (b) a series of courses and student teaching leading to teacher certification. In order to qualify for the teacher certification track, students must meet the requirements mandated by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE). PDE requirements can be found at http://www.hhdev.psu.edu/kines/undergraduate/physical-health-education. The completion of the Applied Exercise and Health Option will prepare students to work in the private or corporate fitness arenas, community-based fitness organizations, and university or hospital settings, or be Pennsylvania certified in health and physical education (K-12) and secure teaching positions in public or private schools.

MOVEMENT SCIENCE OPTION: This option provides interdisciplinary training that utilizes movement for diagnosis, rehabilitation, and/or theoretical study. Course work is designed to help prepare graduates for a broad range of careers in biomedical and health-related fields. The option can also prepare students for graduate studies in the health professions. Students may select supporting courses that will fulfill requirements for advanced study in scientific disciplines and a variety of professional areas such as physical therapy, cardiac rehabilitation, and physician's assistant.

Nutritional Sciences (NUTR)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
Recreation, Park and Tourism Management (RPTM)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.