Human Performance & Health Promotion, B.S., Major #1930

 The Human Performance and Health Promotion degree will prepare students for fitness positions in wellness facilities, as well as in general fitness facilities and gyms. Towards this end, the curriculum will include a strong foundation in math and science, along with basic fitness-related classes in general fitness and wellness, sport psychology, motor learning, strength and conditioning, exercise physiology, exercise appraisal and programming, biomechanics and fitness program administration. Specialized classes will include introduction to exercise field work, emergency response procedures, cardiopulmonary assessment, exercise physiology for special populations, and kinesiology.

 The baccalaureate program culminates in two internships designed to provide the student with significant hands-on training and experience in the field of Human Performance and Health Promotion. The first internship involves direct participation in the daily operations of the college-run wellness center. The students will be responsible for all aspects of the operation including administration, management, and exercise programming. The Capstone Internship involves a practical off-campus learning experience immersing students in the day-to-day operations of approved agencies. Sites for internships will include corporate fitness centers, wellness clinics, and community-based health clubs.

 The Human Performance and Health Promotion degree will prepare students for preventative and rehabilitative fitness positions in cardiac rehabilitation and wellness facilities, cardiology offices, hospitals and nursing homes, as well as in general fitness facilities and gyms.

 Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Lead, supervise, and effectively guide and motivate individuals in an exercise program.

  • Administer fitness assessments, develop and implement prescriptions based on those assessments

  • Conduct experiments and collect data related to exercise science, and then interpret how this data relates to physiological adaptations.

  • Describe how disease negatively affects health and quality of life and how exercise can mitigate effects

  • Apply principles discussed within the HPHP curriculum in a practical, professional environment

  • Describe the influence of psychological principles in sport, exercise, and other performance related contexts

  • Present and organize information in a manner than is consistent with the principles of scientific writing

 Curriculum Requirements - 120 Credits

Course

Credits

HPHP 100 - Introduction to Wellness & Fitness

4

HPHP 101 - Fieldwork in HPHP (45 hours)

1

HPHP 200 - Exercise Physiology I

4

HPHP 201 - Exercise Physiology II

4

HPHP 300 - Sports & Exercise Psychology

3

HPHP 301 - Kinesiology

4

HPHP 304 - Community Service in Exercise & Sport Science

1

HPHP 305 - Fitness Assessment & Exercise Programming

4

HPHP 400 - Application of Strength & Conditioning Principles

3

HPHP 401 - Cardiopulmonary Assessment for Exercise

3

HPHP 402 - Wellness Center Internship

3

HPHP 403 - Exercise Physiology for Special Populations

3

HPHP 404 - Fitness Leadership & Administration

3

HPHP 405 - Capstone Internship

6

NUTR 101 - Nutrition I

3

NUTR 250 - Sports Nutrition

3

MAST 100 - CPR for Health Professionals

3

PHYS 107 - Introductory Physics I

4

BIOL 120 - General Biology I

4

BIOL 150 - Human Anatomy & Physiology I

4

BIOL 151 - Human Anatomy & Physiology II

4

COMP 101 - Composition & Research

3

COMP 310 - Advanced Technical Communication

3

COMM 111 - Introduction to Speech

3

MATH 141 - Statistics

3

MATH 151 - General Calculus A

3

SOCI - Social Gerontology

3

PHIL 201- Introduction to Philosophy

3

PHIL 311 - Professional Ethics

3

PSYC 101 - Introduction to Psychology

3

PSYC 384 - Group Behavior

3

PSYC 386 - Social Psychology

3

Electives as Advised

18

Suggested Course Sequencing

Course

Credits

Year 1/Fall - 19 Credits

HPHP 100 - Introduction to Wellness and Fitness

4

BIOL 120 - General Biology I

4

NUTR 110 - Nutrition I

3

COMP 101 - Composition and Research

3

GNED 100 - First Year Experience

2

MATH 151 - General Calculus A

3

Year 1/Spring - 14 Credits

HPHP 101 - Fieldwork in HPHP

1

COMM 111 - Introduction to Speech

3

PHYS 107 - Introduction to Physics

4

 General Education (as advised)

3

 Elective (as advised)

3

Year 2/Fall - 17 Credits

BIO 150 - Human Anatomy & Physiology I

4

PSYC 101 - Introduction to Psychology

3

HPHP 200 - Exercise Physiology I

4

 General Education (as advised)

3

 Elective (as advised)

3

Year 2/Spring - 18 Credits

MATH 141 - Statistics

3

BIOL 151 - Human Anatomy & Physiology II

4

HPHP 201 - Exercise Physiology II

4

SOCI 250 - Social Gerontology

3

PHIL 201 - Introduction to Philosophy

3

MAST 100 - CPR for Health Professionals

1

Year 3/Fall - 13 Credits

HPHP 301 - Applied Kinesiology

4

HPHP 300 - Sport & Exercise Psychology

3

PHIL 311 - Professional Ethics

3

PSYC 384 - Group Behavior

3

Year 3/Spring - 14 Credits

HPHP 305 - Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription

4

HPHP 304 - Community Service in HPHP

1

COMP 310 - Advanced Technical Communication

3

NUTR 250 - Sports Nutrition

3

 Elective (as advised)

3

Year 4/Fall - 12 Credits

HPHP 400 - Application of Strength and Conditioning

3

HPHP 401 - Cardiopulmonary Assessment

3

HPHP 402 - Wellness Center Internship

3

HPHP 403 - Exercise Physiology for Special Populations

3

Year 4/Spring - 15 Credits

HPHP 404 - Fitness Leadership & Administration

3

HPHP 405 - Capstone in HPHP

6

PSYC 386 - Social Psychology

3

 Elective (as advised)

3