Bachelors (BS) in Health and Human Performance

The health and human performance major offers a 37- to 45-credit-hour course of study (depending on concentration selected) that is designed to prepare students in pre-physical education teaching and pre-health teaching for entrance into an MAT program; to prepare students in fitness management for sitting for the NSCA and ACSM certification exams; and/or for employment in the fitness industry. Students are required to obtain a minimum grade of C- in all courses taken for the major.

Students may choose among three concentrations in health and human performance. Students who wish to become health teachers are essentially entering a five-year program. They will take the health preteaching concentration within the Department of Health and Human Performance. Upon successful completion of this four-year concentration, students are directed to enter a one-year Master of Arts in Teaching Program. Upon completion of the MAT program the student will have completed the master's degree and be certified to teach health.

Students who wish to become physical education teachers are essentially entering a five-year program. They will take the physical education preteaching concentration within the Department of Health and Human Performance. Upon successful completion of this four-year concentration students are directed to enter a one-year Master of Arts in Teaching Program. Upon completion of the MAT program the student will have completed the master's degree and be certified to teach physical education.

Degree Outcomes

Graduates with a BS in health and human performance will:

  • Understand the role of physical activity in personal health and wellness
  • Apply scientific concepts toward assessing, promoting or enhancing physical health, fitness or performance
  • Communicate, both orally and in writing effectively
  • Analyze, evaluate and integrate information from physical education research

Special General Education Requirements

BIOL 331 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BIOL 332 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
PSYC 150 General Psychology 3

All human performance majors are exempt from the general education human performance activity class requirement.

Major Requirements

Concentrations

Fitness Management (41-42 hours)
HHPA 130 Aquatics† 1
HHPE 200 History and Principles of Physical Education 2
HHPE 223 Tumbling/Gymnastics 1
HHPE 228 Principles of Conditioning 1
HHPE 360 Organization and Administration of Sport and Physical Education 2
HHPE 380 Experiential Recreational Leadership 3
HHPE 390 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries 3
HHPE 394 Kinesiology 3
HHPE 420 Exercise Prescription 3
HHPE 430 Exercise Physiology 3
HHPE 460 Physical Education for the Exceptional Student 3
HHPE 470 Motor Development and Motor-Skill Learning 3
HHPE 475 Fitness Management Field Experience 6
HHPE 490 Senior Seminar 1
HLTH 230 First Aid and Safety 1
HLTH 300 Nutrition 3

Students must choose one of the following courses:
 
HHPE 401 Physical Exam of the Lower Extremities in Athletic Training 3
HHPE 402 Physical Exam of the Spine and Upper Extremities in Athletic Training 3
HHPE 480 Tests and Measurements in Physical Education 2
HLTH 240 Stress Management 3
Health Preteaching (37 hours)
EDUC 250 Teaching as a Profession 2
EDUC 334 Health and Physical Education Methods 3
HHPE 200 History and Principles of Physical Education 2
HHPE 360 Organization and Administration of Sport and Physical Education 2
HHPE 394 Kinesiology 3
HHPE 430 Exercise Physiology 3
HHPE 460 Physical Education for the Exceptional Student 3
HHPE 490 Senior Seminar 1
HLTH 210 Drug Education 2
HLTH 230 First Aid and Safety 1
HLTH 240 Stress Management 3
HLTH 300 Nutrition 3
HLTH 320 Contemporary Health Issues 3
HLTH 323 Sociology of Families 3
PSYC 240 Statistical Procedures 3
Physical Education Preteaching (44-45 hours)
EDUC 250 Teaching as a Profession 2
EDUC 334 Health and Physical Education Methods 3
HHPA 109 Ballroom Dance 1
HHPA 130 Aquatics† 1
HHPE 200 History and Principles of Physical Education 2
HHPE 221 Basketball/Golf 1
HHPE 222 Field Sports 1
HHPE 223 Tumbling/Gymnastics 1
HHPE 226 Tennis/Volleyball 1
HHPE 300 Coaching Theory and Practice 2
HHPE 301 Sports Psychology 2
HHPE 360 Organization and Administration of Sport and Physical Education 2
HHPE 394 Kinesiology 3
HHPE 410 Teaching Physical Education 2
HHPE 420 Exercise Prescription 3
HHPE 430 Exercise Physiology 3
HHPE 460 Physical Education for the Exceptional Student 3
HHPE 470 Motor Development and Motor-Skill Learning 3
HHPE 480 Tests and Measurements in Physical Education 2
HHPE 490 Senior Seminar 1
HLTH 210 Drug Education 2
HLTH 230 First Aid and Safety 1

Students must choose one of the following courses:
 
HHPE 310 Coaching Basketball 2
HHPE 320 Coaching Baseball/Softball 2
HHPE 330 Coaching Soccer 2
HHPE 340 Coaching Track 2
HHPE 350 Coaching Volleyball 2
HHPE 390 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries 3
HLTH 300 Nutrition 3

†A Red Cross Lifeguarding or Water Safety Instructor Certificate can be used to fulfill this requirement
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