Minors, Endorsements and Certifications

Recreation Minor

REC 2003 Introduction to Recreation and Sport
REC 3023 Program Planning Practicum
REC 3253 Inclusive Recreation
REC 4083 Organization and Administration of Recreation
REC ____ Directed Elective from professional recreation core All Students wishing to pursue a Recreation minor must be approved by the Department Chair.

Coaching Endorsement Grades K-12 

for non-health and physical education majors pursuing a BSE Degree

ATP 2043 Prevention & Treatment of Athletic Injuries/CPR
HPE 2083 Health & Physical Education Principles
HPE 2663 Motor Development & Skill Acquisition
HPE 2203 Essentials of Human Anatomy & Physiology I
HPE 2213 Essentials of Human Anatomy & Physiology II
HPE 3033 Psychological Ethics of Coaching Theory*
HPE 3224 Kinesiology
HPE 4274 Exercise Physiology for Health & Physical Education
HPE 4042 Coaching Team Sports K-12
HPE 4052 Coaching Individual Sports K-12

*HPE 3033 is a prerequisite of HPE 4042 and HPE 4052.

Test Requirements
Praxis II Specialty Area Test
Physical Education: Content & Design 5095
Register for the Praxis test at www.ets.org

Lifeguard Certification

HPR 2173 Lifeguard Training and Waterfront Lifeguarding

If the student is currently a certified lifeguard, this class can be credited toward lifeguard instructor certification.

Water Safety Instructor Certification

HPR 2053 Water Safety Instructor

Emergency Medical Technician Certification

ATP 1136 Emergency Medical Technology

This course qualifies the student to take the NREMT exam. After passing the NREMT exam, the student will receive licensure for the state of Arkansas.
This course may act as a prerequisite for an advanced Emergency Medical Technology course or for a Paramedic course.


Black Belt Certification

HPR 1551 Tae Kwon Do (Beginning)
HPR 2551 Tae Kwon Do (Intermediate)
HPR 3551 Tae Kwon Do (Advanced)

To obtain a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, the student must be extremely dedicated to practicing Tae Kwon Do outside of class.
In addition to the above classes, a student must pass 9 physical skills tests. A minimum of 3 years is required to complete certification.
A student will be certified to instruct Tae Kwon Do with this certification.