Declaring a Major
Interested students should contact the Office of Admissions, University of New Hampshire, for admissions information and an application for admission. Students would select "Kinesiology" as their major, with "Physical Education" as their Option of emphasis. Admission decisions are the responsibility of the Office of Admissions.
Program Requirements for Status as a Full-time Student
The Kinesiology Physical Education Option at the University of New Hampshire is a rigorous and expansive program that requires a lot of credit hours and places heavy demands on the students enrolled in the program. First-year students admitted to UNH in the Physical Education Option are classified as "Conditional Status". No student in the Physical Education Option (Conditional Status) is guaranteed the opportunity for Full-Time Status. This also applies to any "Undeclared" student at the University or Internal / External Transfer students.
All students desiring Full-Time Status in the Physical Education Option must meet the following criteria:
- Acceptance into the program as a student with “Conditional Status.”
- All students must achieve and maintain at least a 2.67 Overall Grade Point Average (a B- overall average) at the end of their second year in our program. All EDUC equivalents (KIN 570; 675 and 781) require a grade of B- or better.
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Student Progress Towards a Degree
After gaining Full-Time Status in the Option, the student is ready to continue upper-level course work in the Option. Physical Education students are required to attain a grade of "C" or better in all Kinesiology required courses. Students will be allowed to re-take any course if the qualifying grade is not achieved.