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School of Health and Human Performance
401 Health and Human Performance Building

In the School of Health and Human Performance, academic programs are offered through the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, the Department of Dance, the Department of Exercise and Sport Science, the Department of Public Health Education, the Department of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism, and the Hospitality Management Program. Each department offers varied courses for all University students and programs of study leading to undergraduate majors and minors in their respective areas. Graduate degrees in Dance, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Public Health Education, Recreation, Parks, and Tourism, and Exercise and Sport Science are also offered. The School's programs are designed to meet specialized interests of students and also the requirements of state and national accrediting agencies and professional associations.

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders provides opportunities for the study of normal speech, language, and hearing and the associated disorders, leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology. The courses offered in this program are pre-professional and prepare the student for further study at the graduate level. Faculty and students in Communication Sciences and Disorders provide services to the University Speech and Hearing Center, and engage in cooperative work with area schools, hospitals, and other human service agencies. In addition, the faculty and students in Communication Sciences and Disorders are actively involved in research.

In the Department of Dance, the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree provides a Dance major with an emphasis in choreography and performance. The Bachelor of Science degree, with a major in Dance Education, is designed to lead to North Carolina licensure for teaching in public schools. The Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance offers concentrations in a variety of areas; it is especially appropriate for students who wish to double major. A Concentration in Community Dance for individuals who wish to work as dance artists with underserved populations is available to students in any of the Department's majors. A Dance minor and master's degree are also available.

The Department of Exercise and Sport Science offers the major in Exercise and Sport Science leading to the Bachelor of Science degree. Within Exercise Science and Sport Studies, students may select concentrations in Aquatics Leadership, Fitness Leadership or Sports Medicine. The ESS Pedagogy concentration prepares students for teaching in grades K-12 (licensure track) or in Community Youth Sport Development (non-licensure track). The Exercise Science and Sport Studies Major prepares students for careers in preventive and rehabilitative exercise and fitness, and may be tailored to meet the needs and interests of students planning graduate study in athletic training, medicine, occupational therapy, or physical therapy. The Aquatics Leadership concentration provides entry-level professional preparation for students who will be competent to design, deliver and improve effective aquatics programs for a wide-range of community settings. This department also offers graduate studies leading to the master's degree and doctoral degrees.

The Department of Public Health Education offers the Health Education major, leading to the Bachelor of Science degree, with concentration in Community Health Education. A Health Studies minor is available as well as graduate studies leading to the Master of Public Health degree.

In the Department of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism a student majoring in RPT may choose from three areas of concentration: Leisure Services Management, Therapeutic Recreation, or Travel, Tourism, and Commercial Recreation. These concentrations lead to the Bachelor of Science degree. A Recreation, Parks, and Tourism minor and a minor in Travel, Tourism, and Commercial Recreation, in addition to a Master of Science (MS) degree, are also available. The undergraduate program has been fully accredited by the NRPA/AALR Council on Accreditation since 1981.

The Hospitality Management Program offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Hospitality Management with a general emphasis on hotel management. Students additionally select a complementary specialization in one of four areas: Restaurant Management, Hospitality Marketing and Sales, Spanish, or French. The Bachelor of Arts degree balances business and hospitality classes with work in the field through student internships. Students are able to gain valuable industry experience and develop a professional industry network over the course of this degree program. Opportunities for international study are also available.

Further details about specific major programs can be found in the alphabetical Department listings on the following pages. Graduate degree programs and graduate level courses are described in The Graduate School Bulletin.

HHP Course (HHP)
The School of Health and Human Performance has developed a course that aims to provide experiences to students in relating to others who are significantly different from themselves, and to provide an increased sensitivity and understanding of these differences. This course is designed especially for freshmen and sophomores in the School of Health and Human Performance but is open to all undergraduates.

Course for Undergraduates
110 Bridging Differences Through Community Relationships: Health and Human Performance (1).
• Open to all undergraduates
• Grade: Pass/Not Pass (P/NP)
Expanding experience of race, gender, ethnicity, social class, and/or other identities through developing relationships in community settings related to health and human performance.


 
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