Vision, Mission, & Core Values


The Department of Health & Human Performance aspires to be an exemplar of academic excellence in preparing exceptional educators and professionals.


Through rigorous coursework, field-based experiences, and high impact teaching practices, the Department of Health & Human Performance prepares leaders in health and physical education, exercise and sport science, health professions, coaching, adapted physical education, and outdoor adventure.  These leaders will cultivate a commitment to life-long physical activity and healthy lifestyles that enriches the lives of others.

Core Values

Student Centered:  We commit ourselves to an unwavering focus on interactive learning, holistic development, and student success.

Academic Excellence:  We promote academic excellence and life-long learning through rigorous coursework, class-based applications, and field-based culminating experiences.

Integrity:  We commit to ethical and professional behavior in order to develop a community of mutual respect and an appreciation of individual differences.

Leadership:  We prepare students to serve as leaders through the development of effective communication skills and providing opportunities for leadership experiences and interactions with students, faculty, and staff.

Scholarly Activity:  We expect involvement in scholarly activity through attendance and involvement at professional conferences, membership in and certifications through professional organizations, and participating in research and understanding the scientific process.