Health and Human Performance

new Health and Human Performance-related majors

Executive summary: To better serve students interested in health-related professions and to address the growing popularity of majors most commonly chosen by those students, the College has established expanded and revised programs of study.  Together, these majors - Health Sciences, Human Performance & Exercise Physiology - are referred to as Health & Human Performance (HHP) majors. 

Specifically, the new HHP curriculum includes

  • newly-defined core courses
  • realignment of the existing major in Health Sciences with this new core, and two new majors (Exercise Physiology and Human Performance)
  • preparation of students for careers in occupational therapy, physical therapy, medical lab science, clinical rehabilitation, sports medicine, occupational health, physician’s assistant, etc. and may lead to advanced study in medicine or dentistry.

These new programs also offer greater flexibility and better integration with PEAK. The HHP curricula have been approved by the College's review process, and they are slated to be offered beginning in fall 2015.

HHP curriculum Summary

A summary document for download is available below.

Core curriculum

  • BIO 201 + Bio 202 (8 cr)  OR Cellular Basis of Human Physiology (BIO 159; new course) (4 cr)
  • Human A&P I (BIO 224; requires BIO 201-202 or 159)  (4 cr)
  • Human A&P II (BIO 225; requires BIO 224)  (4 cr)
  • Human Health and Nutrition (HHP 203; New Course) (3 cr)
  • Statistics or Applied Calculus (MAT 125, 150, 175, or 212) (3-4 cr)

Total core units: 18 to 23, including math course

There are three majors based on this core: Health Sciences, Human Performance, and Exercise Physiology. Some course options have pre-requisites.

HHP Curriculum Summary for Download

HHP Curriculum Summary_revise 15_Oct14.pdf: