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 124- 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
  • 21 cognate hours
  • 2 hours free electives

 

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:

Course # Course Name Credits
HHP 155 Weight Training and Conditioning 1
HHP 201 Concepts of Physical Fitness 1
HHP 210 Introduction to Health and Human Performance 3
HHP 220 Responding to Emergencies 3
HHP 280 Care and Prevention of Exercise and Sport Injuries 3
HHP 330 Adapted/Special Physical Education 3
HHP 340 Tests and Measurements in HHP 2
HHP 390 Physiology of Exercise 3
HHP 440 Kinesiology 3
HHP 450 Program Organization and Administration 3

Concentration Core

Depending upon the student's professional goals, the following electives are recommended.

Course # Course Name Credits
HHP 230 Principles of Nutrition 3
ATEP 310 A/C of Musculoskeletal Conditions I 3
ATEP 320 A/C of Musculoskeletal Conditions II 3
ATEP 410 A/C of General Medical Conditions 3
HHP 445 Clinical Exercise Physiology 3
HHP 447 Instrumentation in Exercise Physiology 3
HHP 465 Internship 3

Cognate Hours

Depending upon the student's professional goals, the following electives are recommended.

Course # Course Name Credits
BIOL 345/345L Human Anatomy 4
BIOL 346/346L Human Physiology 4
BIOL 240/240L OR BIOL 260/260L Microbiology for Allied Health OR Intro to Zoology 5
BIOL 245 Medical Terminology 2
TEEL 231 Human Growth and Development 3
MATH 130 OR MATH 331 Pre-Calculus Mathematics OR Calculus Methods 3