May 27, 2018  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin

Health and Human Performance (B.S.)

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Bulletin/Catalog Year 2017-2018

College of Behavioral and Health Sciences

Health and Human Performance

Location: Dunn Center, Room 268
Phone: 931-221-6111

Description of Major

The Department of Health and Human Performance offers a major in Health and Human Performance. Concentrations are offered in Applied Exercise Science, Health Care Management, Human Movement, Public Health and K-12 Teaching. A minor is available in Health, in Physical Education, and in Coaching.

All students completing a major in Health and Human Performance must take the University Senior Exit Exam and the HHP Senior Exit Exam during the last semester of study at the University.

General Education Core


  Credit Hours
see Common Core 41
University-Wide Freshman Seminar Requirement 1

Applied Exercise Science

The applied exercise science concentration provides students the opportunity to prepare for fitness positions in hospitals, retirement centers, corporate wellness centers, YMCA settings, community recreation programs, and private fitness centers.  Students who enroll in this concentration are also interested in pursuing Physical Therapy (PT), Occupational Therapy (OT), Athletic Training, and/or other post-baccalaureate program.

Health Care Management

The Health Care Management concentration provides students the opportunity to prepare for employment as a manager in a variety of health and human service organization settings both in the private and public sectors, including medical centers and systems, health departments at the local, regional, and state levels: home health-care agencies, health maintenance organizations, and insurance companies, hospitals, surgical care centers, assisted living centers, nursing homes, physician group practices, and volunteer organizations.

Human Movement

K-12 Teaching

The K-12 Teaching Concentration provides students the opportunity to prepare for teaching health and physical education and/or coaching in grades K-12.  The program meets all Tennessee and CAEP guidelines.  The Professional Education minor (23 credits) is required for licensure.

Public Health

The public health concentration provides students the opportunity to prepare for entry-level public health, health education, or community health positions aimed at promoting, maintaining, and improving individual and community health in a variety of settings.  Emphasis is placed on competency-based skills required by the workplace.  Students completing this concentration may be eligible to sit for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam, a voluntary individual certification, after a review of academic transcript(s).

Total Program Hours 120-122

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