The Department of Health and Human Performance is one of four departments housed in the School of Education. The objectives of the Health and Human Performance Department are to provide invigorating, wholesome physical activities that develop lifetime skills in a basic instructional physical education program inclusive of all students. In addition to the academic program are opportunities in intramural sports, as well participation in the university dance ensemble. Students who are athletically gifted can participate in intercollegiate sports through the Athletic Department.
The department offers two majors, one in Sports Management with tracks in Sports Medicine, Business, Journalism and Marketing and the other major is in Dance. Each major is designed to give students a broad background in their area of specialization. Students receiving a degree in the areas are prepared for graduate school as well as careers in private, state and government agencies.
Dance, Sports Management and Urban Recreation are minors also offered in the department.
General Education Requirements
Every student in the University except nursing majors must take HLTH 101 Personal Health (3 credits) or an equivalent 3-credit Health course.