Human Performance and Health Promotion B.S.
Physical activity is becoming an increasingly important aspect of wellness in the United States. Beyond the tolls on the health of our population, the financial risk of physical inactivity includes the costs of preventative, diagnostic and treatment services, as well as lost wages from missed work time during illness. Therefore there is an increased need for qualified professionals trained in the area of health and fitness who understand the subtle connections between various disease processes, the physiology of exercise and the psychology of motivation and behavior change. These professionals need to have the skills, knowledge, experience and enthusiasm necessary to encourage change while focusing on the needs and safety of each individual.
The bachelor of science degree in Human Performance and Health Promotion is designed to produce such professionals who can make a permanent change in society.