University of Montana Catalog 2023-2024

Health Enhancement, Integrative Physiology B.S.

The Health Enhancement concentration of the Integrative Physiology and Athletic Training major is for students who will instruct physical education and health classes within a K-12 primary/secondary education system. Comprehensive training includes coursework in education and pedagogy in addition to specific work related to exercise, physical education, and health related content knowledge. Foundational teaching concepts are provided through primary and secondary health enhancement coursework and theory and practice in community health education. Topical knowledge is provided by the courses, motor control/learning, and exercise physiology. This curriculum is thematically related to lifestyle medicine and Exercise is Medicine, including basic nutrition, personal health and wellness, promotion of wellbeing in K-12 classrooms, program planning in community health, and foundations of health and human performance. Aspects of coaching, exercise programing, and professional development are provided through coursework in strength training and conditioning, basic exercise prescription, prevention and care of athletic injuries, and legal and ethical issues in health and exercise professions.

Bachelor of Science - Integrative Physiology; Health Enhancement Concentration

General Education Requirements

Information regarding these requirements can be found in the General Education Section of the catalog. 


Lower-Division Departmental Required Courses15
Outside Major Lower-Division Required Courses13-14
Upper-Division Departmental Required Courses34
Outside Major Upper-Division Required Courses8
Total Hours70-71

Degree Specific Credits: 70-71

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Note: Students must take all core and elective courses from the University of Montana’s curriculum, but can receive credit for transfer courses upon approval of IPAT advisor.

Lower-Division Departmental Required Courses

Complete all of the following courses:
HTH 110Personal Health and Wellness3
AHAT 210Prevention and Care Athletic Injuries2
AHAT 213Prevention and Care Athletic Injuries Lab1
KIN 201Basic Exercise Prescription3
KIN 205Foundations of HHP3
NUTR 221NBasic Human Nutrition3
Total Hours15

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Outside Major Lower-Division Required Courses

Complete all of the following courses:
CHMY 121NIntroduction to General Chemistry4
COMX 111AIntroduction to Public Speaking3
PSYX 100SIntro to Psychology3
Complete one of the following:3-4
Introduction to Statistics
Psychological Statistics (must be pre-approved by advisor)
Statistical Procedures in Education (must be pre-approved by advisor)
Total Hours13-14

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Upper-Division Departmental Required Courses

Complete all of the following courses:
CHTH 355Theory and Practice of Community Health Education3
CHTH 445Program Planning in Community Health4
EDU 360Promoting Wellbeing in P-12 Classrooms2
HEE 301Methods of Secondary HE3
HEE 302Methods of Instructional Strategies in Elementary PE3
HTH 475ELegal and Ethical Issues Health and Exercise Professions3
KIN 310Strength Training & Cond2
KIN 320Exercise Physiology3
KIN 321Exercise Physiology Lab1
KIN 322Kinesiology3
KIN 323Anatomical Kinesiology Lab1
KIN 330Motor Learning and Control3
KIN 447Analytical & Communicative Techniques3
Total Hours34

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Outside Major Upper-Division Required Courses

Note: It is strongly recommended that students take either BIOH 112 OR BIOH 113 OR BIOB 160N prior to taking Anatomy and Physiology.

Complete one of the following Anatomy and Physiology Sequences:8
University of Montana - Mountain Campus
Human Anatomy and Physiology for Health Professions I
and Human Anatomy and Physiology for Health Professions I Laboratory
Human Anatomy and Physiology for Health Professions II
and Human Anatomy and Physiology for Health Professions II Laboratory
Missoula College
Human Anatomy & Physiology I
and Human Anatomy and Physiology II
Total Hours8

Minimum Required Grade: C-