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All Health and Human Performance majors will be able to:

  1. Assess fitness, prescribe exercise, develop appropriate programs, demonstrate exercise science knowledge
  2. Understand the importance of integrating all dimensions of wellness into healthy behaviors
  3. Demonstrate competency in a variety of movement activities
  4. Analyze movement
  5. Identify cultural, social, psychological, historical impacts on profession
  6. Understand and apply principles of motor learning (how people learn movement)
  7. Generate activities (skill progressions) that are developmentally appropriate and safe
  8. Interpret research relevant to our field
  9. Demonstrate quantitative competency relevant to our field
  10. Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills in ways relevant to our field
  11. Develop confidence in working with diverse populations
  12. 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.

USA requirements for international students

Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.

University requirements

Berea College has a long history of welcoming students of all nationalities, religious faiths, races, and ethnicities. If you come to Berea, you will surely be welcomed. Admission to Berea College is competitive, and you will need to meet certain requirements to be considered. Please contact us with any questions. We are happy to assist you during your college search!

All of the following items are in the packet above, and must be mailed together to the Office of Admissions:

  1. International Application for Admission and Scholarship form.
  2. International Personal Essay and Essay Cover Sheet.
  3. Official scores from at least one of the following exams: TOEFL, IELTS, ACT or SAT. You should register and take the test early in order include a copy of your scores in your packet and to meet the deadline.
  4. Official secondary school records.
  5. Personal Statement of Financial Circumstances.
  6. International Financial Questionnaire (IFQ).
  7. International Financial Recommendation Form.
  8. Two (2) Admission Recommendation forms, at least one of which should be written by a current or former teacher.


Program requirements

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.

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