Health and Human Performance (HHP)

Health and Human Performance (HHP) - Exercise Science


Ken Sparks

Program Overview

In this program, students develop skills to organize and lead exercise programs in a variety of settings, including cardiac rehabilitation centers, corporate and hospital-based wellness programs, and private physical fitness enterprises. The primary focus of study is exercise physiology and its applications to physical activity programs.

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Admission Requirements

Minimum G.P.A: 2.75

GRE Requirement: Not Required.

Degree Completion Requirements

Thirty-four credit hours leading to a degree.

PROGRAM OF STUDY COLLEGE CORE

(10 hours)

  • HPR 601 - Research Methods in Health & Human Performance
  • PED 565 - Law & Policy Studies In Sport & Physical Education OR 
  • HED 588 - Ethics and Health Behavior
  • PED 672 Physiology of Aging
SPECIALIZATION

(21 credits)

REQUIRED:

  • PED 570 - Exercise Testing and Prescription
  • PED 675 - Physiology Of Human Performance
  • PED 676 - Physiology Of Human Performance II
  • HED 575 - Nutrition & Physical Activity
  • HPR 680 - Practicum Or
  • HPR 681 - Practicum (register for 4 credits if elective totals three)
ELECTIVES (SELECT TWO COURSES BASED ON ADVISOR APPROVAL)

  • HED 553 - Measurement and Evaluation of Health Education Programs
  • HED 570 - Pathophysiology Of Disease
  • HED 574 - Stress Management
  • HED 585 - Worksite Health Promotion
  • HED 588 - Ethics and Health Behavior
  • PED 572 - Physiology Of Aging
  • PED 677 - Prevention & Rehabilitation Of Cardiovascular Disease
  • HPR 606 - Human Development
CULMINATING ACTIVITY

SELECT ONE OF THE THREE OPTIONS:

  • Comprehensive Exam (register for HPR 691 if no other course that semester, 0 credits)
  • HPR 698
     Project (1-4 credits)
  • HPR 699
     Thesis (1-4 credits)