Dr. Mike Soileau, Department Head
The Department of Health and Human Performance purpose is threefold:
- Prepare healthcare professionals in the areas of pre-physical therapy, pre-occupational therapy, and pre-chiropractic medicine.
- Prepare teachers and coaches in the areas of health, physical, safety, driver, and recreation education;
- Promote proper health habits and physical fitness of University students; and
- Provide and promote leadership in activities related to health professions.
The Bachelor of Science in health and human performance, general, offers concentrations in: pre-chiropractic medicine, pre-occupational therapy, pre-physical therapy, sport and wellness management, and sports medicine. The sport and wellness management concentration is designed for students interested in managing and marketing athletics and/or working in the wellness industry. The sports medicine concentration is designed to prepare students who are interested in seeking a master's degree in athletic training. Additionally, the Department of Health and Human Performance offers curricula leading to the Bachelor of Science and teacher certification in health and physical education grades K-12.
Only health and human performance courses with a grade of C or better may be applied toward the degree.
Students pursuing the Bachelor of Science degree in health and physical education grades K-12 must meet all requirements for admission and progression through the teacher education program, student teaching, and graduation as stated on the Burton College of Education page.
Students pursuing teacher certification should obtain certification in a second teaching area. Certification requirements for a second teaching area may be obtained from an advisor.
Students pursuing the Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Human Performance, General must meet the following requirements for internship candidacy: (1) Completed at least 90 hours of coursework with an overall GPA of 2.5; (2) Completed ENGL 101 and ENGL 102 with a grade of C or better; (3) Completed HHP 111, 122, 124, 331, 345, and 448, or receive permission from the concentration coordinator.
Students in the Department of Health and Human Performance must meet all of the graduation requirements listed in the Degree and Graduation Requirements section of the Academic Regulations page.
The Department of Health and Human Performance offers programs leading to the Master of Science degree in health and human performance with three concentrations. Additional information and curricula are available on the program pages below.
ProgramsBachelor of Science
Master of Science
- Health and Human Performance, General, Pre-Chiropractic Medicine Concentration, BS
- Health and Human Performance, General, Pre-Occupational Therapy Concentration, BS
- Health and Human Performance, General, Pre-Physical Therapy Concentration, BS
- Health and Human Performance, General, Sport and Wellness Management Concentration, BS
- Health and Human Performance, General, Sports Medicine Concentration, BS
- Health and Physical Education Grades K-12, BS