The Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation offers several programs at the undergraduate level. Below are the descriptions for those programs.
The HHPR Department offers courses in the theory and practice of physical education for the preparation of teachers and athletic coaches. Students earning a major in physical education will complete courses in the theory and practice of physical education to be prepared to teach physical education pre-kindergarten through grade twelve. In addition to the core, students complete either an emphasis area or a minor. Emphasis areas include: Coaching, Group Fitness, Dance and Rhythms, and Strength and Conditioning. Students choosing to complete a minor must select one from a discipline appropriate to teacher preparation. Professional Education courses are required for all students.
In addition to the core, students must complete either an emphasis area or a minor.
Group Fitness, Dance and Rhythms
Strength and Conditioning Emphasis
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Those students pursuing the degree Bachelor of Science with a major in Exercise Science will complete courses in theory and practice of exercise testing and prescription. In addition to the core and recommended electives, students may pursue a suggested minor in Interdisciplinary Gerontology or Public Health. A minimum grade point average of 2.75 is required within the Exercise Science program.
The curriculum satisfies requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Recreation.
In addition to the core, students must complete an emphasis area as well a minor.
Recreation Administration Emphasis
Therapeutic Recreation Emphasis
Community, Corporate & Hospital Wellness Emphasis
The Health, Human Performance and Recreation Department offers four minors for students majoring in another field. Minors include:
The purpose of the Certificate in Dance is to provide knowledge and resources for students to be involved in community and commercial dance programs as instructors, facilitators, and directors as well as provide skills for students to become dance sponsors and coaches within schools.
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