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All Health and Human Performance majors will be able to:
- Assess fitness, prescribe exercise, develop appropriate programs, demonstrate exercise science knowledge
- Understand the importance of integrating all dimensions of wellness into healthy behaviors
- Demonstrate competency in a variety of movement activities
- Analyze movement
- Identify cultural, social, psychological, historical impacts on profession
- Understand and apply principles of motor learning (how people learn movement)
- Generate activities (skill progressions) that are developmentally appropriate and safe
- Interpret research relevant to our field
- Demonstrate quantitative competency relevant to our field
- Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills in ways relevant to our field
- Develop confidence in working with diverse populations
- Develop skills in leadership and professional networking
A student interested in a Health and Human Performance major should contact a Department faculty member as early as possible to explore areas of concentration. A student interested in the Health and Human Performance: Teaching P-12 major should begin course work in the first year.
An interview with departmental faculty members and a departmental recommendation are required for admission to the Health and Human Performance major.
Course Sequencing Considerations
(in order to complete degree requirements within eight terms)
A student with an interest in Health and Human Performance as a major is advised to register as early as the first term for HHP 125: Foundations of Physical Education, BIO 101, and HLT 100. These courses are foundational to continued work in the major Health and Human Performance major courses are taught in alternating years, so it is important to begin the sequence as early as possible. It is recommended that HHP 492 be taken in the Junior year.
Proficiency Requirements for Retention in and Completion of the Major
A grade of C (2.0 GPA) or higher in each required Health in Human Performance major course and in each prerequisite and collateral course is required for continuation in the major. Students not receiving a grade of C or higher may repeat that particular course to raise the grade while remaining in the major program.