Bachelor of Science in Health and Human Performance

Concentration in Health Promotion and Wellness

If you pursue the Health Promotion and Wellness track, you will be prepared fora wide range of careers in the areas of wellness, fitness, and exercise science. Classes and the internship can be focused toward settings such as cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, fitness leadership, fitness program management,and corporate wellness/fitness.

Your 124-hour 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 Health Promotion and Wellness core
  • electives in a.) health promotion and wellness,b.) fitness programming and management or c.) clinical exercise physiology

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 Credit
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 Sports 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

Health Promotion and Wellness Core Classes

Course # Course Credit
HHP variable Aquatics 1-3
HHP 151 Aerobic Dancing 1
HHP 230 Principles of Nutrition 3
HHP 312 Fitness Leadership 2
HHP 313 Health Promotion and Wellness 3
HHP 445 Clinical Exercise Physiology 3
HHP 447 Instrumentation in Exercise Physiology 3
HHP 465 Internship in Human Performance 3-12
HHP 335 Physiology of Aging 3
Course # Course Credit
HHP 619 Exercise Testing and Prescription for the Elderly 3
HHP 617 Nutrition and Aging 3
HHP 320 Communicable and Emergent Diseases 2
HHP 332 Life-span Nutrition 3
PSY 230 Psychology of Human Motives 3
HHP 310 Consumer Health 3
PSY 310 Self-Help Techniques 3
SOC 644 Sociology of Aging 3

Electives - Fitness Programming and Management(to bring Department/Major courses to a minimum of 69 credit hours)

Course # Course Credit
HHP 332 Life-span Nutrition 3
EFCI 201 Principles of Economics: Micro 3
ECFI 202 Principles of Economics: Macro 3
ACCT 203 Financial Accounting 3
ACCT 204 Managerial Accounting 3
MGT 301 Management Principles 3
MKT 301 Marketing Principles 3

Electives –Clinical Exercise Physiology (to bring Department/Major courses to a minimum of 69 credit hours)

Course # Course Credit
HHP 332 Life-span Nutrition 3
HHP 617 Nutrition and Aging 3
HHP 619 Exercise Testing and Prescription for the Elderly 3
CHEM 112/112L General Chemistry I/Lab 3
CHEM 114/114L General Chemistry II/Lab 3
CHEM 120/120L University Chemistry/Lab 5
MATH 250 Elements of Statistics 3
BIOL 300 Human Heredity 3