Our Department


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


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

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.