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Health and Human Performance

The Health and Human Performance (HHP) Program is an integral part of the Department of Kinesiology. This program provides quality instruction and a curriculum that educates, trains, and prepares the students to enter various careers in the health, fitness, and sports performance industries.

The primary objective of the HHP degree is to examine how physical activity, nutrition, and lifestyle affect health, exercise capacity, and optimal sport performance. The HHP prepares students to devise safe and effective exercise prescriptions for various populations ranging from sedentary individuals to athletes.

Program Outcomes

Graduates have gained the ability to assess, design, and implement fitness programs for their clients, and have developed an ethical framework for decision-making in their career. Graduates from HHP are able to demonstrate effective leadership skills needed to succeed in their chosen careers

Why Health and Human Performance?
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Program: HEALTH AND HUMAN PERFORMANCE
Major/Minor: Health and Human Performance
Degree: Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Dept: Kinesiology
School: Education and Behavioral Sciences
Major Code: 115

GENERAL EDUCATION (44 Semester Hours)

Specified General Education Requirement
KIN 1113 Wellness and Positive Life Styles

Communications (9 Hours)
1.English (ENG 1113 and ENG 1213)
2.Speech Communication (COMM 1233 or 2213)

Social and Behavioral Sciences (12 Hours)
1.Political Science (POSC 1513)
2.American History (HIST 1513 or 1523)
3.Social Science (ECON 2113, GEOG 2723, HIST 3513, or SOC 1113)
4. Mental and Physical Health (KIN 1113)

Science and Mathematics (14 Hours)
1.Biological Sciences (BIOL 1114 or 1404)
2.Physical Sciences (CHEM 1004, 1114, 1315; PHYS 1114, 2015; PSCI 1114, 1214, or 1414)
3. Mathematics (MATH 1303, 1513, 1543, 1613, 2013, 2113, 2143, 2215, or 2283)
4. Computer Proficiency Requirement (BIM 1513 or CIS 1003)

Humanities (9 Hours)
1. Humanities, Philosophy, and Lit (ENG 2313, 3893; HUM 2113, 2223, 2313; or PHIL 2113, 2223)
2. Fine Arts (ART 1003, 1103, 2103, 3013, 3083; MUS 1113, 1123, 3133; THTR 1143, 1183, 2183, or 3183)
3. Foreign Language (CHTW 1513; FREN1113; GERM1113; SPAN1113, 1223; ASL 1113; NS 1213)

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS: Health and Human Performance
(40 Semester Hours)

KIN 3252 Motor Learning and Development
KIN 3352 Measurement in Physical Education
KIN 3462 Adapted Physical Education
KIN 3473 Applied Anatomical Kinesiology
KIN 4253 Physiology of Exercise
KIN 4263 Advanced Physiology of Exercise
KIN 4273 Exercise Testing and Prescription
KIN 4283 Human Performance Laboratory
KIN 4413 Principles of Strength and Conditioning Coaching
KIN 4802 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
KIN 4813 Nutrition and Weight Management
KIN 4823 Nutrition in Sports
KIN 4833 Stress Management
KIN 4842 Psychology of Sport
KIN 4963 Practicum

MAJOR/MINOR REQUIREMENTS: Health and Human Performance (48 Semester Hours)

KIN 3252 Motor Learning and Development
KIN 3352 Measurement in Physical Education
KIN 3462 Adapted Physical Education
KIN 3473 Applied Anatomical Kinesiology
KIN 4253 Physiology of Exercise
KIN 4263 Advanced Physiology of Exercise
KIN 4273 Exercise Testing and Prescription
KIN 4283 Human Performance Laboratory
KIN 4413 Principles of Strength and Conditioning
Coaching
KIN 4802 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
KIN 4813 Nutrition and Weight Management
KIN 4823 Nutrition in Sports
KIN 4833 Stress Management
KIN 4842 Psychology of Sport
KIN 4963 Practicum

Eight hours of non-major field courses selected from the following:
BIOL 1133 Basic Nutrition
BIOL 1143 Medical Terminology
BIOL 3614 Human Physiology
BUS 1133 Introduction to Business
COMM 3273 Health Communication
EDUC 3313 Technology Integration for the Classroom
NS 2113 Native Health and Wellness
PSY 1113 Introduction to Psychology
PSY 2243 Introduction to Human Development
PSY 3513 Health Psychology
SFTY 3103 General Safety
SFTY 3133 Drugs in Society
SOC 3443 Aging in Society
PSY 3243 Psychology of Aging
SOC 3343 Medical Sociology

Please note that at least some of these courses have prerequisites that must be completed before the respective courses can be taken.

All required KIN course must be completed with a “C” or better for the major.