Why Major in Health and Human Performance?

Pursuing a major in health and human performance provides students with the knowledge to pursue a career in medical field, training, teaching, and coaching as well as preparing students to pursue higher education degrees in Physical and Occupational Therapy, Athletic Training, and much more! The curriculum is centered on topics such as anatomy, sports psychology, kinesiology, exercise physiology and motor development.

Program Distinctives

The HHP major at UPIKE provides exciting opportunities for our students. The program combines classroom instruction with hands-on learning opportunities both in a laboratory and real-world settings. Upon completing the program, students should be prepared to sit for several certification exams, including certified strength and conditioning specialist, group fitness instructor and certified personal trainer, among others. Pending SACSCOC approval

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Interesting Courses

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Student Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to continue their passion for health and performance and transform passion into a career centered on wellness and fitness.

Career paths in Health & Human Performance

Recreation Specialists
Physical Education Teachers and Coaches
Personal Trainers
Health Club Managers
Wellness Specialists
Strength and Conditioning Coaches
Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Specialists
Health Educators
Physical Therapist
Occupational Therapist
Athletic Trainer


Lindsay Elliott

Visiting Assistant Professor of Health and Human Performance
(606) 218-5359