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2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Health and Human Performance

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Program Objectives

The Health and Human Performance degree program at Eastern Oregon University seeks to produce graduates who possess the skills necessary to promote health and physical activity in their community. The inter-relationship of health, physical activity and the exercise sciences creates within the division a commitment to preparing individuals who can competently promote wellness, sport, recreation, and exercise in school, community and other societal settings.

The division offers a bachelor’s degree as a BA/ BS in Health and Human Performance with four concentration options. In addition to the bachelor degree program, three minors are available in Physical Education, Health Studies and Outdoor Recreation and Leadership.

Learning Outcomes

  • Gaining breadth of knowledge: Acquire and demonstrate competency in the foundational academic content of health and human performance by successfully completing all HHP course work within their degree concentration (Community Health, Exercise Science, Nature & Outdoor Recreation and Leadership, and Physical Education and Sport).
  • Communication: Demonstrate discipline and concentration specific communication methods through the successful completion of at least two of the UWR designated, upper division program courses.
  • Critical Thinking: Apply fundamental discipline concepts to practical community health and exercise based problems (HHP 350 or CH 351, EXS 321, 323, or 453).
  • Inquiry: Demonstrate discipline specific techniques to ask, answer, and understand questions surrounding health and human performance (HHP 312, HHP 350, EXS 323, EXS 423, EXS 455, OUT430, CH413).
  • Integrated and Applied Learning: Demonstrate understanding of health and human performance concepts and ability to communicate essential elements of the discipline by completing a capstone course (CH413, EXS 423, EXS 455, or OUT 430).

NOTE: Students wishing to enter the Master of Arts in Teaching program (MAT) must achieve a 3.00 GPA on the last 60 credit hours of coursework and meet other admission requirements. Also, if you plan to seek K-12 teacher licensure in Physical Education, and/or in Health Education through programs available at EOU, you must complete the Physical Education and Sport concentration and/or the Community Health concentration and/or the Exercise Science concentration. The teacher education program through EOU requires that students seeking to enter the program with an emphasis in Physical Education and Health Education must show subject matter competence by completing the aforementioned programs or show equivalency.


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