Programs in the Department of Human Performance prepare candidates to teach health and physical education in Pre K-Adult settings and prepare students for a career in Athletic Training . In addition, the minor in Health Promotion accommodates students who desire to move toward advanced degrees associated with health and augments their current non-teaching major (i.e. psychology, biology, etc.). The department also oversees the Sports Management area of emphasis for the Recreation, Tourism, and Management major for students interested in careers related to sports and business.
The goal of the Health Education 5-Adult ;Physial Education 5-Adult ; and Physical Education PreK-Adult program is to prepare competent and dedicated teachers who are able to design, deliver, and assess health and physical education programs that meet the needs of all students in Pre K-Adult schools. Programs of study are (Health) and (Physical Education). Candidates are strongly encouraged to major in both Health and Physical Education. All criteria for Teacher Education must be met by candidates for health and physical education content specializations. All Physical Education (Pre K-Adult and 5-Adult) candidates must successfully complete a Physical Education portfolio which culminates in P ED 402 . Health and Physical Education candidates should give close consideration to the spring/ fall offerings of courses, and should make every attempt to take courses sequentially. Please be advised that Health Education is not a stand-alone program, and must be added to another stand-alone education field, such as Physical Education.