A Bachelor of Science degree in Human Performance and Health Promotion prepares students for a range of professions that enhance individuals and community wellness and promote health and physical activity. Students in the Human Performance and Health Promotion program can choose from two areas of concentration: Exercise Physiology and Health Promotion. Students in Exercise Physiology learn and apply concepts to maximize physical potential for both health outcomes and athletic performance. Students in the Health Promotion concentration learn how to use wellness strategies for individuals and how to develop, implement and evaluate programs aimed at improving community health and wellness. Both concentrations culminate in a semester-long internship in the community during which students gain applied experience under the supervision of experienced professionals.
Students who complete a B.S. in Human Performance and Health Promotion will demonstrate the ability to read scientific literature, develop a research question, analyze data, and prepare a written paper.
Students in Human Performance and Health Promotion will develop knowledge of how to assess clients and develop effective programs to meet personal health/fitness goals as demonstrated by successful performance on exams modeled after national physical trainer certification examinations.
Students in Human Performance and Health Promotion will demonstrate professional characteristics and apply learned skills as an intern in a community work setting.
Refer to the following sections in the University Catalog for specific courses and university regulations to fulfill General Education Requirements. Catalog sections: General Education Core Requirements and General Education Course Menu
Current Certificate from the Red Cross verifying CPR and First Aid Training (Certificate obtained during the semester before graduating).
2.2 GPA is required for graduation
NOTE: Transfer students: A grade lower than a C will not be accepted for degree credit. NOTE:CHEM 1001 AND URBN 1000 are not acceptable General Degree Requirements for a Human Performance and Health Promotion degree. Courses can be used for free electives only.
Refer to the following sections in the University Catalog for specific courses and university regulations to fulfill General Education Requirements. Catalog sections: General Education Core Requirements and General Education Course Menu.
Required for all First time Full time students.
NOTE: Refer to the “Degree Requirements” curriculum sheet for specific courses required for the degree.