The five-year professional program leads to the bachelor of architecture degree and contains intensive academic studies in architectural and related subjects.
The major provides for the education of architects at the professional and preprofessional levels. This program prepares those who seek careers as practicing architects. It is also professional preparation for those entering related design fields. Graduates holding a bachelor of architecture first professional degree are eligible, after appropriate internship experience, for admission to the professional state licensing examination and subsequent registration as architects.
Applications and complete credentials for spring semester must be received by October 1 and for summer/fall semester by March 15 for Athletic Training.
Applications and complete credentials for spring semester must be received by October 1 and for summer/fall semester by March 15 for Biobehavioral Health.
Applications and complete credentials for spring semester must be received by October 1 and for summer/fall semester by March 15 for Hospitality Management.
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.
The five-year Landscape Architecture program leads to a professionally accredited bachelor of landscape architecture degree.
Landscape architecture is the art of design, planning, or management of the land and of the natural and built elements upon it. As an academic discipline, it embodies creative, cultural, philosophical, and scientific knowledge bases. As a professional discipline, the practice of landscape architecture includes site design, urban design, master planning, community planning, regional planning, resource conservation, and stewardship.
Complete application materials must be received by November 30 in order to be considered for admission.
No transfer admission to Penn State University Park. The General Nursing option admits applicants as first year students only and is not available for transfer admission.
Available for transfer admission. Nursing requires a cumulative college GPA of 3.50 or higher in addition to 4 credits in anatomy and 3 credits physiology. Course work must be completed with a grade of C or higher.