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College of Health and Human Development

Entrance to College

For students entering Penn State after Spring 2018, the entrance to major requirements can be found in the Undergraduate Bulletin

The information on this page should be used only by students who began as a first-year student at Penn State in Spring 2018 or before. 

The requirements to enter the college in general, premajor status are:

  • 2.00 cumulative grade-point average (CGPA)

Entrance to Major (ETM) Requirements

ETM Requirements for majors in the College of Health and Human Development
Major Minimum Cumulative GPA Credits/Courses/Grades Additional Criteria
Athletic Training (ATHTR) 2.50

Minimum third-semester classification

CGPA of 3.00 or better in these courses:

  • KINES 135
  • KINES 202
  • KINES 231
  • KINES 233

Submission of online application prior to 2nd semester

Completion of an interview with Athletic Training personnel

Ability to meet the physical and psycho-emotional standards outlined in Technical Standards

Biobehavioral Health (BBH) 2.00 Minimum third-semester classification  
Communication Science and Disorders (CSD) 2.00 Minimum third-semester classification  
Health Policy and Administration (HPA) 2.00 Minimum third-semester classification  
Hospitality Management (HM) 2.00 Minimum third-semester classification  
Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) 2.00 Minimum third-semester classification Students considering a concurrent major in CEAED should also fulfill CEAED entrance requirements.
Kinesiology (KINES), Movement Science Option (MOVSC) 2.00 Minimum third-semester classification  
Kinesiology (KINES), Applied Exercise and Health Option (AEH) 2.00/3.00 * Minimum third-semester classification  
Nutritional Sciences (NUTR) 2.00 Minimum third-semester classification  
Nutritional Sciences - Dietetics Option (NUTR/DITCS) 2.00

Minimum third-semester classification

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • BIOL 141
  • CHEM 110
  • NUTR 251
 
Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management (RPTM), All Options except Golf Management 2.00 Minimum third-semester classification  
Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management (RPTM), Golf Management Option (PGM)   Complete 40 credits maximum

Direct admission program. Limited opportunities for change-of-major/campus. Minimum golf handicap of 12 or lower required. Call 814-865-7034‚Äč for additional information.

*The KINES/AEH option offers two emphases: The ACSM/NSCA/CSCS certification emphasis, which requires a minimum 2.00 CGPA and third-semester classification to enter, and the Health and Physical Education (HPE) K-12 certification emphasis, which includes entrance requirements mandated by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, including a minimum 3.00 CGPA and requirements listed at Teacher Education Programs Entrance Criteria: http://ed.psu.edu/current-students/undergrad/criteria-table