The Department of Health, Human Performance, and Sport Management degree programs are designed to educate students as health professionals in community health agencies, health maintenance organizations, business and industry wellness programs, exercise and fitness industries, sport management, teaching physical education¬†and coaching in public schools PK-12 as well as¬†prepare students to enter graduate programs.
Bachelor of Science- Health, Human Performance, and Sport Management
The student seeking a Bachelor of Science degree in Health, Human Performance, and Sport Management may select from two emphasis areas:
- Health and Exercise Science
- Health Education & Promotion
Masters of Science- Health, Human Performance, and Sport Management
Students seeking a Masters of Science in Health, Human Performance, and Sport Management may select from three emphasis areas:
- Health Education
- Exercise Science
- Sport Management
Students seeking a teacher licensure in Physical Education, Wellness and Leisure¬†must complete the Health and Exercise Science emphasis area¬†and minor in education.¬† For more information contact the Department of Health Sciences for academic advising.
Students who select Health, Human Performance, and Sport Management¬† as a major must have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours with a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or greater, and must have completed HSCI 1370 Personal Health (or an equivalent course) with a grade of C or greater. Decisions regarding course equivalency and situations in which students have tested out of courses or transferred credit from other programs will be made by the Department Chair.
The Department of Health, Human Performance, and Sport Management offers leisure science and wellness courses to help students develop an appreciation, knowledge of and understanding of the importance of exercise in daily living.
Students wishing to coach athletics in the State of Arkansas must obtain a Coaching Endorsement from the Arkansas State Department of Education. A 21 hour course of study must be completed and applicant must¬†pass Praxis: # 10091 Coaching, and must hold a valid teaching license.