According to OSU's Academic Regulations for "Special Examination for Credit" (AR 23), students may request an examination to replace OSU's required course of HHS 231. This can be done for credit or for waiver of requirement (details below).
Successful completion of the Special Exam will satisfy two of the three-credit Fitness requirement in the Baccalaureate Core (HHS 231 (2-Credit)). This does NOT satisfy the one credit Physical Activity Course (PAC) requirement for the Bacc Core Fitness skill. In addition to the Special Exam, students will need to complete a 1-credit PAC course.
While open to all students, this exam is intended for transfer students whose previous coursework does not match the HHS 231 equivalent.
The exam may not be taken by students currently or previously registered for HHS 231. Only one Special Exam attempt is allowed.
For more details, see the academic regulations AR 23 and AR 24.
The successful completion of the exam. This is a rigorous exam that assumes college-level comprehension of Physical Activity and Nutrition knowledge and application.
Undergraduate Corvallis Student Directions for Applying
Please begin the process by obtaining a form called "Examination for Credit or Waiver" from the Registrar's office and fill out. Note: The fee is $80, charged to the student's account.
Complete the "Examination of Credit or Waiver" portion of the form.
Information regarding waiver and credit can be found in the OSU Academic Regulations. Read academic regulations 23 and 24.
Obtain signatures required on the form (in this order):
(1) Instructor and Chair of Academic Department the course is offered in. This is signed by the Director of the Lifetime Fitness for Health Program in Langton 123. Signing the petition in most cases will take between 24 to 48 hours, please plan accordingly.
(2) From the Dean of Academic College can be obtained at the same time as (1). Contacting the Dean is NOT necessary.
(3) From your advisor (or head advisor in your academic college).
Deliver the original of the signed form to the Office of the Registrar in Kerr Administration Building by 5 pm on the 3rd Friday of the term.
Deliver a photocopy of the signed form to the Director of the Lifetime Fitness for Health Program, Dr. Erica Woekel in Langton 123.
Due to Covid-19 and remote learning at OSU at this time, this exam will be held remotely via Online proctoring (Proctorio). Students will need a webcam and microphone to take the exam.
The student will be notified by e-mail their final grade.
If you feel you have taken a class that fulfills the Baccalaureate Core Requirement for Fitness (HHS 231 or 241) and would like to apply for a Transfer Course Equivalency, please submit the following information to Dr. Erica Woekel via email at Erica.Woekel@oregonstate.edu: