The mission of the Department of Health and Human Performance is to be national and international leaders and contributors in the academic and professional fields of Exercise Science, Physical Education, and Health Promotion. Our excellent faculty are committed to advancing our mission by:
- Developing effective leaders who will provide health and exercise programs for individuals of all ages and abilities
- Providing an exemplary level of instruction that encourages diversity of thought and fosters a desire to engage in lifelong learning
- Engaging in collaborative grant writing and research activities that promote health and human performance;
- Facilitating the development and implementation of programs that foster healthy lifestyles for individuals from diverse backgrounds and varying physical abilities;
- And establishing partnerships that share knowledge and expertise within the urban environment to develop and enrich healthy lifestyles.
Undergraduate programs lead to a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health, Physical Education and Exercise Science. Students choose one of the following three concentrations:
- The Exercise Science concentration prepares students to serve as leaders of fitness, health and conditional programs in corporate, commercial, university, and clinical settings that provide exercise programming for healthy individuals and those with chronic disease.
- The Community Health Education concentration prepares professionals for health related careers in private, public, medical and corporate sectors to facilitate developing healthy communities.
- The Teacher Education in Health and Physical Education concentration prepares professionals to teach health and physical education at the elementary, middle and high school levels.Graduate programs lead to a Master of Science in Health and Movement Science, Master of Science in Athletic Training, and Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation in Movement Science.
Graduate programs lead to a Master of Science in Health and Movement Science, Master of Science in Athletic Training, and Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation in Movement Science.
- The Master of Science in Health and Movement Science (HEMS) is a graduate program that provides advanced course work for students interested in the application of health and movement science principles to exercise science, teaching and sports medicine. This degree program has a central focus on the sciences and is flexible enough so that students, with the assistance of an advisor, can design a program that truly meets their professional goals.
- The Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation and Movement Science (REMS) is a program that is interdisciplinary in nature and includes faculty from the departments of Health and Human Performance, Physical Therapy, and Physical Medicine. This collaborative degree program uniquely addresses the multi-faceted nature of our health care delivery system and prepares applied scientists to approach health and rehabilitation initiatives from an integrative rather than competitive persepective. The program encourages applications from individuals in rehabilitation and movement science fields such as physical therapy, exercise physiology, sports medicine, and physical medicine.