The University of North Alabama is dedicated to making the transfer process as simple as possible. As required by Alabama State Law, UNA will take your course work as outlined in the appropriate STARS Transfer Guide and enable you to graduate with the same number of hours as native UNA students in the same degree program (assuming you do not change majors). Together, the Transfer Guide and the UNA Area V Page, if used correctly, will guide you through your first two years of course work and prevent the loss of credit hours upon transfer. If you have obtained a Transfer Guide for a major in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (HPER), be sure to print this page and use it along with the Guide. Upon transfer, please bring these documents to insure a smooth academic transition.


  • This document is not designed to replace or override Areas I-IV of the official STARS Transfer Guide. It simply provides a list of recommended course options for students who are seriously considering a transfer to UNA.
  • If you are transferring to UNA from an institution outside the Alabama Community College System, please contact the UNA Office of Admissions for the most up-to-date transfer information.

Maximum total number of electives/pre‐professional hours:  24

Hours specified by the Approved STARS Area V Guide: 12  (see the approved transfer guide at ) 

Remaining 12 hours should be selected from/include the following:

Area V: Additional Requirements

UNA Course Community College Course Equivalent Course Hours
CIS 125 CIS 130 or CIS 146 3
HPE 102 PED 103 1
HPE 105 PED 109 1
HPE 130 or HPE 131 PED 140 or PED 141 1
HPE 140 PED 106 or PED 107 1
HPE 175 HED 226 3
HPE 213 HED 220 OR HED 224 3
HPE 233 HED 230 or HED 231 3

Additional Required Coursework (Exercise Science, Fitness Management and Health Promotion) :

UNA Course Community College Course Equivalent Course Hours
BI 241 BIO 211 4
BI 242 BIO 212 4
HPE 221 PED 200 3

Additional Required Coursework (Recreation and Sport Management) :

UNA Course Community College Course Equivalent Course Hours
SRM 222 No Equivalent 3

Additional Notes:
All Natural Science courses must include the corresponding Laboratory.

Questions about UNA degree programs in HPER should be directed to:

Dr. Tom Coates
Professor and Chair, Department of HPER
(256) 765-4377
Flowers Hall 301
UNA Box 5073
Florence, AL 35632-0001

UNA Department of Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation

Please print this document and attach it to the University of North Alabama
Articulation Guide. 
Together, this document and the articulation guide comprise the articulation 
agreement for a major in Art at the University of North Alabama. 
Name:____________________________ Date:_________________ 
Thank you for choosing the University of North Alabama!