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