Bachelor of Science in Health and Human Performance
Concentration in Sport and Exercise Therapy

The Sport and Exercise Therapy concentration in Health and Human Performance is designed as a guide to assist students in their preparation for entrance application for professional programs in physical therapy, physicians assistant and occupational therapy. Students are encouraged to locate the specific admissions requirement for the school of interest and work with their program advisor to ensure that all admissions requirements are met prior to graduation from Fort Hays State University.

Your 120- hour degree program of study includes:

  • a 55-hour university general education program
  • a 25-hour core of professional courses common to all Health and Human Performance majors, and
  • a 21-hour Sport and Exercise Therapy Concentration Core
  • 18 cognate hours

General Education Program

To earn a degree from Fort Hays State University, you must complete a 55-hour general education program. This program has two major components - Foundation Studies and Liberal Arts. You will work with an academic advisor to select a series of general education courses to complement your program of study.

Health and Human Performance Core
All Health and Human Performance majors, regardless of concentration, take the same core courses, totaling 25 hours:

  • HHP 155 Weight Training (1 Credit Hours)
  • HHP 201 Concepts in Fitness (1 Credit Hours)
  • HHP 210 Introduction to HHP (3 Credit Hours)
  • HHP 220 Responding to Emergencies (3 Credit Hours)
  • HHP 280 Care & Prevention of Exercise and Sport Injuries (3 Credit Hours)
  • HHP 330 Adapted/Special P.E. (3 Credit Hours)
  • HHP 340 Tests & Measurements (2 Credit Hours)
  • HHP 390 Physiology of Exercise (3 Credit Hours)
  • HHP 440 Kinesiology (3 Credit Hours)
  • HHP 450 Program Organization and Admin. (3 Credit Hours)

Concentration Core (21 hrs)

  • HHP 230 Principles of Nutrition (3 Credit Hours)
  • ATEP 310 A/C of Musculoskeletal Conditions I (3 Credit Hours)
  • ATEP 320 A/C of Musculoskeletal Conditions II (3 Credit Hours)
  • ATEP 410 A/C of General Medical Conditions (3 Credit Hours)
  • HHP 445 Clinical Exercise Physiology (3 Credit Hours)
  • HHP 447 Inst. In Exercise Physiology (3 Credit Hours)
  • HHP 465 Internship in HHP (3-4 Credit Hours)

Cognate Hours (18 hrs)

  • TEEL 231 Human Growth and Development (3 Credit Hours)
  • BIOL 240/240L Microbiology for Allied Health (5 Credit Hours)
  • BIOL 245 Medical Terminology (2 Credit Hours)
  • BIOL 345/345L Human Anatomy (4 Credit Hours)
  • BIOL 346/346L Human Physiology (4 Credit Hours)

Recommended General Education Courses.  These courses are recommended in order to satisfy admission requirements of many professional programs. They can be taken as a part of the 55 hour General Education requirement and the remaining selections are considered general electives.

  • MATH 110 College Algebra (3 Credit Hours)
  • BIOL 180 Principles of Biology (3 Credit Hours)
  • BIOL 180L Lab Experience in Biology (3 Credit Hours)
  • CHEM 120 University Chemistry I (3 Credit Hours)
  • CHEM 120L University Chem Lab (2 Credit Hours)
  • CHEM 122 University Chemistry II (3 Credit Hours)
  • CHEM122L University Chem Lab (2 Credit Hours)
  • MATH 250 Elements of Statistics (3 Credit Hours)
  • MATH 331 Calculus Methods (3 Credit Hours)
  • PHYS 111 Physics I (4 Credit Hours)
  • PHYS 111L Physics I Lab (1 Credit Hours)
  • PHYS 112 Physics II (4 Credit Hours)
  • PHYS 112L Physics II Lab (1 Credit Hours)
  • IDS 350 Diversity in the United States Political Science (3 Credit Hours)
  • PSY 100 General Psychology (3 Credit Hours)
  • PSY 300 Abnormal Psychology (3 Credit Hours)
  • SOC 140 Introduction to Sociology (3 Credit Hours)
  • IDS 400 Bioethics (3 Credit Hours)