The purpose of the Honors Program in the School of Physical Education, Sport, and Exercise Science is to provide an opportunity for the intellectual enrichment of outstanding students pursuing one of the major areas of study within the School. Students who complete the Honors Program will earn the designation “Honors in the School of Physical Education, Sport, and Exercise Science” on their official university records. Furthermore, this achievement will be properly noted in the Commencement program.
To earn Departmental Honors in SPESES, you must:
Honors course work may take the form of one or more of the following examples. In all cases, Honors requirements are above and beyond the normal course expectations.
To fulfill the Honors Credit Requirement, the student must complete the appropriate assignments as described above in a minimum of six hours from the following courses:
Exercise Science: 301, 320, 360, 402, 493
SPTAD: 300, 303, 305, 345, 402, 448, 485
Aquatics: 301, 313, 317, 355, 404, 454, 455, 457, 458
Physical Education: 310, 327, 391, 394, 395, 399, 400, 444
Athletic Training: 340, 370, 371, 372, 373, 398, 477, 495, 496, 497, 498
In order to obtain credit for an Honors course, seek permission to pursue an Honors assignment from your professor in an approved course during the first week of the semester. With the approval of your professor, a mutually agreed upon academic experience (described above) can be developed for Honors credit. A plan should be formulated to minimize the work load for the professor. Honors experiences are intended to serve as forms of intellectual enrichment for both parties with the student taking the responsibility for initiating, pursuing, and completing the assignment.
Senior Honors Project (HONRS 499)
How to Sign up for Departmental Honors
Departmental Honors Application (PDF)
Departmental Honors Completed Form (PDF)
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