The School of Counseling, Human Performance, and Rehabilitation (CHPR) 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 K-12 health & physical education, and coaching in public schools as well as prepare students to enter graduate programs.

Bachelor of Science

A  student seeking a Bachelor of Science degree may select from two areas:

  1. Health Education and Promotion (all online)
  2. K-12 Health & Physical Education (licensure program only)

Masters of Science

A student seeking a Masters of Science may select from these areas:

  1. Health Education and Promotion
  2. Sport Management

Admission Requirements

Students who select our Health Education & Promotion online program 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 HHPS 1370 Personal Health (or an equivalent course) with a grade of C or greater. Decisions regarding course equivalency and/or transfer credit from another program will be made by the Health Human Performance Program Coordinator.

Special Programs

Coaching Endorsement

Students wishing to coach athletics in the State of Arkansas must obtain a Coaching Endorsement from the Arkansas State Department of Education. Our CHPR Coaching Endorsement program of study is 21 hours.  Our program applicants must pass Praxis: # 50095, and presently seeking or hold a valid teaching license. This program of study is not all online and an advising appointment must be set up with our Teaching Coordinator to be accepted into the program.


Health and Exercise Science – 18 hours (the majority of courses online, hybrid, & face to face)
Health Science – 18 hours (all courses online)
Sport Management – 18 hours (all courses online)