major

MAJORS

HEALTH & HUMAN PERFORMANCE

Program Mission Statement

The mission of the BS: Health & Human Performance (HHP) degree is to provide students with an in-depth understanding of the nutritional, physiological, biomechanical, psycho-social, artistic, and recreational dimensions of human activity and health, and to prepare them with the skills to successfully apply this knowledge to graduate study or professional careers in the eld. Through extensive hands-on and authentic eld research and experiences, students will become critical thinkers capable of applying knowledge, evaluating complex issues in the field of health and human performance, and creating new relevant knowledge based on their own investigations.

Program Information

The BS: Health & Human Performance program provides preparation for students planning to pursue graduate studies or employment in the rapidly expanding fields of personal/corporate fitness and wellness programming, public health, exercise science, and exercise prescription. Students who wish to become teachers should refer to the BS: Physical Education & Health K-12 degree program.

The degree includes extensive coursework in the health and human performance eld along with an opportunity to select electives to further specialize their degree to match career or graduate school goals. Since this degree is a subject area degree rather than an education degree, it would also facilitate admission to graduate studies in the eld or to post-baccalaureate or graduate level teacher licensure programs requiring an undergraduate major in a special subject area. Students currently pursuing the Physical Education & Health K-12 teaching degree can easily transition into the BS: HHP degree if they decide not to seek teacher licensure, and students in the BS: HHP degree could easily transfer into the BS: Physical Education & Health K-12 degree if they decide they do want to teach.

Freshman Year HHP Courses

ACT/DANC (2 cr.)
General Education Courses (16 cr.)
HTH 110 Personal Health & Wellness
KIN 205 Foundations in HHP
KIN 221 Health Anatomy & Physiology
STAT 121 Probability

Sophomore Year HHP Courses

ACT/DANC (2 cr.)
AHAT 210 Prevention & Care of Athletic Injuries
General Education Courses (12 cr.)
Electives selected in consultation with advisor (8 cr.)
STAT 217 Intermediate Statistical Concepts
HEE 303 or HEE 304

Junior Year HHP Courses

COA 305 Coaching: Pedagogy, Administration, & Ethics
ECP 100 First Aid & CPR
Electives selected in consultation with advisor (12 cr.)
KIN 320 Exercise Physiology
KIN 330 Motor Learning & Control
KIN 325 Biomechanics
KIN 498 Internship Cooperative Education or KIN 499 Senior Thesis/Capstone (3 credits)

Senior Year HHP Courses

Electives selected in consultation with advisor (8 cr.)
HEE 410 Organization & Administration in Sport Fitness
KIN 410 Advanced Strength Training & Conditioning
NUTR 411 Nutrition for Sports and Exercise
KIN 498 Internship Cooperative Education or KIN 499 Senior Thesis/Capstone (4 credits)