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Overview

Learn lifelong skills that will prepare you for a healthy life, as well as careers in science and healthcare.

This program will challenge you to:

  • Work closely with professors, engaging in hands-on learning and laboratory research.
  • Embrace a core of courses, including nutrition and human anatomy and physiology.
  • Enhance quality of life by linking to positive and healthful living.
  • Prepare for successful careers in the health professions.
Humanities & Fine Arts Social Sciences & History Natural Sciences & Mathematics Professional Studies & Enhancements
Major
Human Performance Major

Peaks this program fulfills

  • Natural Sciences & Mathematics

Courses and Requirements

View this degree in the course catalog

36-42 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Major Requirements

 

Complete the Health and Human Performance Core (18-23 credits):

 

One of the following (4-8 credits):

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
BIO-201 Biology I: Molecules to Cells 3 credits
BIO-201L Molecules to Cells Lab 1 credits
  or  
BIO-210L Molecules to Cells Research-Based Lab 1 credits
  and  
BIO-202 Organismal Biology 3 credits
BIO-202L Organismal Biology 1 credits
  or  
BIO-159 Cellular Basis of Human Physiology 3 credits

 

The BIO-201 - BIO-202 sequence is the better choice for students planning to enter a graduate program that would require Cell Biology or Biochemistry, i.e., programs leading to careers as a physician or physician’s assistant or in dentistry, veterinary medicine, medical lab science, optometry or pharmacy.

BIO-159 is the appropriate choice for students who do not plan to enter a graduate program that would require Cell Biology or Biochemistry. Graduate programs not requiring these courses would include those leading to careers as a nurse, physical therapist or occupational therapist.

 

All of the following (14-15 credits):

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
BIO-224 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 3 credits
BIO-224L Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab 1 credits
BIO-225 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 3 credits
BIO-225L Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab 1 credits
HHP-203 Human Health and Wellness 3 credits
     
MAT-125 Data Analysis and Statistics 3 credits
  or  
MAT-150 Applied Calculus: a Modeling Approach 4 credits
  or  
MAT-175 Single Variable Calculus 4 credits
  or  
MAT-212 Multiple Regression Analysis 3 credits

 

Complete the following (9 credits):

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
HHP-304 Motor Learning 3 credits
HHP-312 Health Related Fitness and Exercise Prescription 3 credits
HHP-314 Research Methods in Kinesiology 3 credits

 

Complete two the following (6-7 credits):

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
HHP-244 Care and Prevention of Injury 3 credits
HHP-300 Applied Sport Psychology 3 credits
HHP-317 Drug Use and Abuse 3 credits
HHP-318 Applied Nutrition 3 credits
HHP-319 Mechanical Analysis of Sport 3 credits
HHP-321 Functional Motor Skills Testing 3 credits
HHP-343 Physiology of Exercise I 3 credits
HHP-343L Physiology of Exercise I Lab 1 credits
HHP-370 Gross Anatomy 3 credits
HHP-408 Adult Fitness Programming 3 credits
HHP-434 Adapted Physical Education 3 credits

 

Complete a total of 3 credits from the following:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
HHP-496 Collaborative Research 1-3 credits
HHP-497 Internship 1-3 credits
HHP-498 Sport Science Seminar 1 credits

 

Some graduate and professional programs have additional course requirements.

 

Humanities & Fine Arts Social Sciences & History Natural Sciences & Mathematics Professional Studies & Enhancements
Minor
Human Performance Minor

Peaks this program fulfills

  • Natural Sciences & Mathematics

Courses and Requirements

View this degree in the course catalog

17-23 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Minor Requirements

 

Complete one of the following (4-8 credits):

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
BIO-201 Biology I: Molecules to Cells 3 credits
BIO-201L Molecules to Cells Lab 1 credits
  or  
BIO-210L Molecules to Cells Research-Based Lab 1 credits
  AND  
BIO-202 Organismal Biology 3 credits
BIO-202L Organismal Biology 1 credits
  OR  
BIO-159 Cellular Basis of Human Physiology 3 credits

 

The BIO-201 - BIO-202 sequence is the better choice for students planning to enter a graduate program that would require Cell Biology or Biochemistry, i.e., programs leading to careers as a physician or physician’s assistant or in dentistry, veterinary medicine, medical lab science, optometry or pharmacy.

BIO-159 is the appropriate choice for students who do not plan to enter a graduate program that would require Cell Biology or Biochemistry. Graduate programs not requirig these courses would include those leading to careers as a nurse, physical therapist or occupational therapist.

 

Complete all of the following (10-11 credits):

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
BIO-224 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 3 credits
BIO-224L Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab 1 credits
HHP-203 Human Health and Wellness 3 credits
     
MAT-125 Data Analysis and Statistics 3 credits
  or  
MAT-150 Applied Calculus: a Modeling Approach 4 credits
  or  
MAT-175 Single Variable Calculus 4 credits
  or  
MAT-212 Multiple Regression Analysis 3 credits

 

Complete one of the following (3-4 credits):

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
HHP-244 Care and Prevention of Injury 3 credits
HHP-300 Applied Sport Psychology 3 credits
HHP-304 Motor Learning 3 credits
HHP-312 Health Related Fitness and Exercise Prescription 3 credits
HHP-319 Mechanical Analysis of Sport 3 credits
HHP-321 Functional Motor Skills Testing 3 credits
HHP-343 Physiology of Exercise I 3 credits
HHP-343L Physiology of Exercise I Lab 1 credits
HHP-410 Exercise Metabolism 3 credits
HHP-434 Adapted Physical Education 3 credits

 

Some graduate and professional programs have additional course requirements.

 

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