Health and Human Performance BA

Exploring the Major  A student interested in a Health and Human Performance major should contact a Department faculty member as early as possible to explore areas of concentration. (See Course Sequencing Considerations below.)

Admission to the Major— An interview with department faculty members and support from the faculty are required for admission to the Health and Human Performance major.

Course Sequencing Considerations (in order to complete degree requirements within eight terms)  A student with an interest in Health and Human Performance as a major is advised to register for HHP 125, BIO 201 (formally BIO 101, and HLT 200 as soon as possible. These courses are foundational to continued work in the major. Health and Human Performance major courses are taught in alternating years, so it is important to begin the sequence as early as possible. The Senior Research course (HHP 492) may be taken in the junior or senior year.

Proficiency Requirements for Retention in and Completion of the Major  A grade of C (2.0 GPA) or higher in each required Health and Human Performance major course and in each prerequisite and collateral course is required for continuation in the major. Students not receiving a grade of C or higher may repeat that particular course to raise the grade while remaining in the major program.  In addition, certification in First Aid/Adult & Pediatric CPR with AED must be completed by the first term of the Senior year. May be met by taking HLT 109Comprehensive First Aid, HLT 202 American Red Cross Instructor, HHP 310: Adv. Swimming and Lifeguard Training, or a community course approved by the HHP department.

Other Considerations or Recommendations  Students majoring in Health and Human Performance are expected to hold a Labor position for at least one term within the Health and Human Performance Department, Athletics, Campus Recreation (Intramurals and/or Outdoor Adventures), Campus Peer Health Education program (Heart) or Thrive.  Students planning to attend graduate or professional school should study the requirements of these programs and incorporate these prerequisite courses into their curriculum of non-HHP courses required outside of the major.