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 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. 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
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.
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)
Expanding experience of race, gender, ethnicity, social class, and/or
other identities through developing relationships in community settings
related to health and human performance.