Health and Human Performance

The Department of Health and Human Performance provides opportunities to study the science of human movement and gain hands-on experience while enhancing the quality of life by linking all campus life to positive and healthful living for College of Idaho students. You will work closely with faculty while you study HHP through the College’s unique PEAK curriculum, and graduate prepared to help yourself and others achieve lifelong wellness.

Why study Health and Human Performance at The College of Idaho?

The College of Idaho has a longstanding tradition and outstanding reputation for preparing students for successful careers in the health professions. The Department of Health and Human Performance offers students liberal arts-grounded preparation for a variety of careers in the areas of health promotion, wellness, nutrition, fitness and traditional health professions. In all three majors, students work closely with C of I professors, engaging in hands-on learning and laboratory research. Examples include working with cadavers in the Human A&P courses, classroom and research experiences in exercise physiology laboratory, internship opportunities, and off-campus study.

Career opportunities for kinesiology majors/minors

Graduates from the Department of Health and Human Performance will be prepared for graduate programs in health professions such as physical and occupational therapy, nursing, athletic training and physician's assistant (PA) studies. Other opportunities include careers in teaching, coaching, nutrition, health promotion, exercise physiology, fitness, sport psychology, and motor development and learning.