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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN PERFORMANCE

The exercise science program prepares students for careers in exercise and allied health settings and for entry into graduate professional and academic programs in these fields. Professional graduate studies may include physical therapy, occupational therapy, nursing, entry-level athletic training programs, and others. Students wishing to pursue a graduate degree are encouraged to select a minor or elective courses that, as much as possible, fulfill the entrance requirements of the graduate school(s) they plan to attend.

All degrees require the completion of the general education curriculum, supplemental requirements and if necessary additional electives or coursework to total 120 or more hours.

Degrees

Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Science

Majors

Community Health
Exercise Science
Fitness Studies
Recreation and Sport Studies

Minors

Community Health
Parish Health
Recreation
Recreation and Sports Management
Senior Adult Fitness
Sport Ministry
Sport Psychology

See also: Please check the course catalog for other information about programs in which you are interested.

Community Health (B.A.)                                                                  

  • HHP 181 Elements of Health 3
  • HHP 182 First Aid and CPR 2
  • HHP 286 Health Topics: Men’s Health or HHP 287 Health Topics: Women’s Health 1      
  • HHP/Psy 290 Health Psychology  3
  • HHP 389 Senior Seminar in Health1
  • HHP 398 Internship in Community Health 3
  • HHP/Bio 465 Human Diseases 3
  • HHP 480 Health and Human Sexuality 3
  • HHP 482 Applied Epidemiology/Hlth. Data Analysis 3
  • HHP 484 Community Health 3
  • HHP 486 Critical Issues in Health 3
  • HHP 488 Health Promotion Programming 3
  • HHP 489 Global Health 2 
  • Bio 243 Elements of Human Anatomy & Physiology 4
  • Bio 244 Nutrition 3
  • Bus 281 Business Communication 3
  • Bus 309 Small Group Theory Teams/ Leadership 3
  • Bus 351 Human Resources Management 3
  • Gero 401 Health Aspects of Aging 3
  • Three health topics from: 3

HHP 281 Drug Education (1)
HHP 283 Consumer Health (1)
HHP 284 Stress Management (1)
HHP 286 Men’s Health (1) 
HHP 287 Women’s Health (1) 
HHP 289 Violence and Injury Prevention (1)

  • One course from: 3

Psy 442 Introduction to Counseling (3)
Psy 451 Personality Theory (3)
Soc 221 Social Problems (3)
Soc 331 The Family (3)
Soc 333 Social Gerontology (3)
SW 201 Introduction to Social Work (3)

Note: Students in the B.A. Community Health program who meet the university’s bachelor’s to master’s program criteria and are approved by the health and human performance department are allowed to take Master of Public Health courses that count toward their undergraduate major while earning credit toward an MPH degree. Students must work with an advisor to create and maintain a bachelor’s to master’s program plan of completion.

Total Hours: 58

Community Health (Minor)

  • HHP 181 Elements of Health 3
  • HHP 182 First Aid and CPR  2
  • HHP 286 Health Topics: Men’s Health or HHP 287 Health Topics: Women’s Health 1      
  • HHP 288 Health Topics: Health and Aging 1
  • HHP 484 Community Health 3
  • HHP 486 Critical Issues in Health 2
  • HHP 488 Health Promotion Programming 3
  • Bus 281 Business Communication 3
  • Two to Five hours from Health Topics: 2-5

HHP 281 Drug Education (1)
HHP 283 Consumer Health (1)
HHP 284 Stress Management (1)
HHP 285 Nutrition (1)
HHP 286 Men’s Health (1)
HHP 287 Women’s Health (1)
HHP 289 Violence and Injury Prevention (1)
HHP 489 Global Health (2-3)

  • Zero to three hours of electives from: 0-3

HHP/Psy 290 Health Psychology (3)
HHP/Bio 465 Human Diseases (3)
HHP 480 Health and Human Sexuality (3)
HHP 482 Applied Epid. Health Data Analysis (3)

Total Hours: 23-25

Exercise Science (B.S.)

  • Three “fitness” courses from HHP 161-168 1.5                                                
  • One Individual/Leisure Activity course from: .5

HHP 147 Alpine Skiing (.5)
HHP 154 Golf (.5)
HHP 156 Tennis (.5)
HHP 157 Bowling (.5)
HHP 158 Racquetball (.5)             

  • HHP 182 First Aid and CPR 2
  • HHP 261 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries 2
  • HHP 270 Laboratory Techniques 2
  • HHP 273 Motor Learning 3
  • One Health Topics course from: 1

HHP 281 Health Topics: Drug Education (1)
HHP 284 Health Topics: Stress Management (1)
HHP 286 Health Topics: Men’s Health (1) 
HHP 287 Health Topics: Women’s Health (1)  
HHP 288 Health Topics: Health and Aging (1)

HHP 410 Essentials Strength Train./Condition. (3)
HHP/Bio 465 Human Diseases (3)
HHP 482 Epidemiology and Data Analysis (3)
Math 322 Foundations of Statistics (3)
Chem 116 General Chemistry II or Chem 231 Organic Chemistry I (4)                    
Bio 111 or 112 General Biology I or II (4)

Total Hours: 70-71 

Fitness Studies (B.A.)  

  • Four fitness courses from HHP 161-168 2
  • One Team Activity course from HHP 111-132  0.5
  • One Individual Activity course from HHP 135-158 0.5
  • One Leisure Activity course from HHP 142-149 0.5
  • One Aquatic Activity course from HHP 171-177 0.5
  • HHP 182 First Aid and CPR 2
  • HHP 261 Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries 2              
  • HHP 270 Human Performance Lab. Techniques 2
  • HHP 273 Motor Learning and Development 3
  • One Health Topics course from: 1

HHP 281 Health Topics: Drug Education (1)
HHP 286 Health Topics: Men’s Health (1)
HHP 287 Health Topics: Women’s Health (1) 
HHP 288 Health Topics: Health and Aging (1)

  • HHP 284 Health Topics: Stress Management 1
  • HHP 291 Foundations of Human Performance 2
  • HHP/Psy 295 Psychology of Exercise 3
  • HHP/Bio 385 Physiology of Exercise 3
  • HHP 392 Internship in Fitness Studies 3
  • HHP 395 Biomechanics 3
  • HHP 399 Senior Seminar in Human Performance 1
  • HHP 410 Essentials of Strength Train. & Condit. 3
  • HHP 491 Management of P. E. & Sports 3
  • HHP 494 Measurement & Eval. in Human Perfor. 3
  • HHP 495 Legal Aspects of Exercise, Rec. & Sport 3
  • Bio 111 or 112 General Biology I or II 4
  • Bio 243 Elements of Human Anatomy & Physiology 4
  • Bio 244 Nutrition 3
  • Chem 109 Introductory Chemistry 3 or Chem 115 General Chemistry 4         
  • Phys 109 Introductory Physics 3 or Phys 111 General Physics I 4              
  • Two courses from: 6

HHP 312 Exercise Prescription (3)
HHP 471 Adapted Physical Activity (3)
HHP 488 Health Promotion Programming (3)
Bus 261 Marketing (3)
Gero 401 Health Aspects of Aging (3)       

Total Hours: 65-67

Parish Health (Minor)

Total Hours: 22 

Recreation (Minor) 

  • HHP 144 Recreational Sports 0.5
  • HHP 1__ Selected Activity course 0.5
  • HHP 248 Programs Leisure & Adventure Activities 1
  • HHP 298 Theory of Coaching 2
  • HHP 367 Recreational Programming 3
  • HHP 390 Internship in Recreation 3
  • HHP 464 Social Issues in Recreation and Sport 3
  • HHP 467 Recreation Program Design 3
  • HHP 491 Management of PE, Recreation, & Sport 3        
  • HHP 495 Legal Aspects of Exercise, Rec., & Sport 3

Total Hours: 22 

Recreation and Sport Management (Minor) 

  • HHP 298 Theory of Coaching 2
  • HHP 367 Recreational Programming 3
  • HHP 396 Internship in Recreation & Sports Manag. 3
  • HHP 462 Sport Ethics 3
  • HHP 491 Management of PE, Recreation, & Sports 3
  • HHP 495 Legal Aspects of Exercise, Rec., & Sport   3
  • HHP 496 Recreation & Sport Facility Management 3

Total Hours: 20

Recreation and Sport Studies (B.A.)                                                  

Core Requirements (16 hrs)

  • HHP 292 Foundations of Recreation and Sport 2
  • HHP 298 Theory of Coaching 2
  • HHP 462 Sport Ethics 3
  • HHP 464 Social Issues in Recreation and Sport 3
  • HHP 495 Legal Aspects of Exercise, Rec., & Sport 3
  • CTA 281 Business Communication 3

Choose one Emphasis:

Sport Communication Emphasis (42-43 hours)

  • Choose four Activity courses from: 2

HHP 111 Flag Football (.5)
HHP 112 Lacrosse (.5)
HHP 116 Basketball (.5)
HHP 117 Soccer (.5)
HHP 118 Softball (.5)
HHP 132 Volleyball (.5)
HHP 135 Track and Field (.5)
HHP 154 Golf (.5)
HHP 156 Tennis (.5)
HHP 157 Bowling (.5)
HHP 166 Weight Training (.5)

  • HHP 394 Internship in Sport Communication 3
  • HHP 369 Senior Seminar in Rec. & Sports Studies 1
  • Art 145 Digital Imaging 3
  • Art 235 Basic Digital Photography 3
  • Bus 261 Marketing 3
  • Bus 362 Advert. & Integrated Marketing Comm. 3
  • CTA 203 Communication Theory 3
  • CTA 225 Writing and Reporting 3
  • CTA 226 Journalistic Design 3
  • CTA 241 Media: Impacts and Influences 3
  • CTA 242 Introduction to Broadcast Journalism 3
  • CTA 296 Journalism Practicum 1
  • CTA 301 Public Relations 3
  • CTA 327 Advanced Writing and Reporting 3
  • Select one course from: 2-3

CTA 285 Social Media (3)
CTA 302 Rhetorical Theory (3)
CTA 306 Interpersonal Communication (3)
Bus 309 Small Group Theory (3)
ECTA 150/ 250/350 Special Topics in ECTA (2-3) 

Recreation Emphasis (45 hrs)

  • HHP 144 Recreational Sports .5
  • Select a minimum of two courses from:* 1-1.5

HHP 142 Orienteering (.5)
HHP 146 Adventure/Cooperative Activities (.5)
HHP 147 Alpine Skiing (.5)
HHP 148 Beginning Climbing (.5)
HHP 149 Wilderness Adventure Activities (.5)
HHP 153 Folk Dance (.5) or HHP 155 Square and Line Dance (.5)

  • Select a minimum of two courses from:* 1-1.5

HHP 111 Flag Football (.5)
HHP 116 Basketball (.5)
HHP 117 Soccer (.5)
HHP 118 Softball (.5)
HHP 132 Volleyball (.5)
HHP 154 Golf (.5)
HHP 156 Tennis (.5)
HHP 157 Bowling (.5)
HHP 161 Aerobic Walking/Jogging (.5)
HHP 164 Cross Training (.5) or HHP 166 Weight Training (.5)

  • HHP 182 First Aid and CPR 2
  • HHP 228 Programs Individ., Dual & Team Sports 3
  • HHP 248 Programs Leisure & Adventure Activities 3
  • HHP 273 Motor Learning and Development 3
  • HHP 367 Recreational Programming 3
  • HHP 369 Senior Seminar Rec. & Sports Studies 1
  • HHP 390 Internship in Recreation 3
  • HHP 467 Recreation Program Design 3
  • HHP 471 Adapted Physical Activity 3
  • HHP 491 Management of P.E., Recreation & Sports 3
  • HHP 496 Recreation & Sport Facility Management 3
  • Educ 300 Outdoor Christian Education 2
  • Geog 291 Geography of Sports & Outdoor Recr. 3
  • Psy 341 Group Techniques 3
  • Select one Art course: 3

Art 101 Fundamentals of Art (3)
Art 103 Drawing I (3)
Art 243 Ceramics (3)

  • Select one course from:3

HHP/Psy 295 Psychology of Exercise (3)
HHP 463 Psychology of Coaching (3)
Bus 261 Marketing (3)
Bus 309 Small Group Theory (3)
Bus 351 Human Resources Management (3)
Geog 320 Resource Manage. National Parks (3)

*a minimum of five courses between the two groups of activity courses.

Recreation and Sport Management Emphasis (42 hours)

  • HHP 144 Recreational Sports .5
  • Choose three Activity courses from: 1.5

HHP 111 Flag Football (.5)
HHP 112 Lacrosse (.5)
HHP 116 Basketball (.5)
HHP 117 Soccer (.5)
HHP 118 Softball (.5)
HHP 132 Volleyball (.5)
HHP 135 Track and Field (.5)
HHP 142 Orienteering (.5)
HHP 146 Adventure/Cooperative Activities (.5)
HHP 147 Alpine Skiing (.5)
HHP 148 Beginning Climbing (.5)
HHP 149 Wilderness Adventure Activities (.5)
HHP 154 Golf (.5)
HHP 155 Square and Line Dance (.5)
HHP 156 Tennis (.5)
HHP 157 Bowling (.5)
HHP 161 Aerobic Walking/Jogging (.5) 
HHP 166 Weight Training (.5)
HHP 168 Aerobics (.5)

  • HHP 367 Recreational Programming 3
  • HHP 369 Senior Seminar Rec. & Sports Studies 1
  • HHP 396 Internship in Rec. & Sport Management 3
  • HHP 491 Management of P.E., Recreation & Sports 3
  • HHP 496 Recreation & Sport Facility Management 3
  • Econ 101 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
  • Bus 121 Financial Accounting 3
  • Bus 261 Marketing 3
  • Bus 351 Human Resources Management3
  • Bus 362 Advertis. & Integrated Marketing Comm. 3
  • Bus 309 Small Group Theory-Teams & Lead. or Bus 443 Organizational Behavior 3  
  • Geog 291 Geography of Sports & Outdoor Rec. 3
  • Select two courses from: 6

HHP 463 Psychology of Coaching (3)
Bus 122 Managerial Accounting (3)
Bus 309 Small Group Theory (3) (if not taken above)
Bus 331 Finance (3)
Bus 443 Organizational Behavior (3) (if not taken above)
Bus 446 Strategic Management (3)
CTA 285 Social Media (3)
CTA 301 Public Relations (3)
Math 122 Introduction to Statistics (3)

Total Hours: 58-61

Senior Adult Fitness (Minor) 

  • Gero 205 Adult Development & Aging or Gero 400 Issues Geron. & Aging Studies 3
  • Gero 401 Health Aspects of Aging 
  • Gero 418 Nutrition and the Older Adult 3
  • HHP 393 Internship in Senior Adult Fitness 3
  • HHP 410 Essentials Strength Train. Conditioning 3             
  • HHP 488 Health Promotion Programming 3
  • Three hours from: 3

Bio 371 The Biology of the Brain (3)
HHP 312 Exercise Prescription (3)
Gero 403 Mental Health and Aging (3)
Gero 417 Aging and the Brain (3)

Total Hours: 21  

Sport Ministry (Minor) 

  • HHP 291 Foundations of Human Performance 2
  • HHP 391 Internship in Sport Ministry 3
  • HHP 462 Sport Ethics 3
  • HHP 491 Management of P.E., Recreation & Sports 3
  • Educ 300 Outdoor Christian Education 2
  • Theo 375 Christian Denom. & Religious Move. or Theo 390 World Religions 3
  • Electives (to bring total to 21 hours) from: 5 

Psy 341 Group Techniques (3)
HHP 228 Programs Ind., Dual, & Team Sports (3)
HHP 248 Programs Leisure/Advent. Activities (1) 
HHP 298 Theory of Coaching (2)
HHP/Bio 465 Human Diseases (3)

Note: If used for DCE emphasis, internship is excluded.            

Total Hours: 21

Sport Psychology (Minor)

  • HHP 100 Lifetime Wellness 1
  • HHP 273 Motor learning and Development 3
  • HHP/Psy 295 Psychology of Exercise 3
  • HHP 463 Psychology of Coaching 3
  • HHP 464 Social Issues in Sport 3
  • Psy 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
  • Psy 221 Lifespan Development 3
  • Choose two courses from: 6

Psy 442 Introduction to Counseling (3)
Psy 445 Abnormal Psychology (3)
Psy/Soc 345 Social Psychology (3)
Psy/HHP 290 Health Psychology (3)                              

Total Hours: 25