Human Performance & Exercise Science includes majors in the following:

  • HPES without teacher certification
  • HPES with teacher certification
  • Athletic Training

A student majoring in HPES may choose one of the areas of concentration in lieu of a minor. The areas of concentration are:  coaching; exercise physiology.

A bachelor’s degree in Human Performance and Exercise Science also provides an adequate background for students wishing to pursue graduate study in the areas of sports psychology, biomechanics, and exercise physiology.

In the area of HPES, you will learn to organize and administer health and recreation programs and study the general nature of personal and community health, the mechanics of human motion, and the basics of sports psychology, while developing an understanding of the roles of individuals in protecting the lives and welfare of themselves and others.

Career Opportunities

HPES Without Teacher Certification
Choose from courses that will prepare you to:

  • Organize and direct recreation programs, both public and private
  • Organize and direct fitness centers
  • Work in other programs related to the area of Human Performance and Exercise Science
  • Pursue graduate studies in the area of Human Performance and
    Exercise Science

HPES With Teacher Certification
You will be prepared to:

  • Pursue a career in teaching
  • Pursue a career in coaching
  • Pursue graduate studies in the area of HPES