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

Robert W. Christina, Professor and Dean of School

Lynette K. Lawrance, Associate Professor and Associate Dean 

Departments Undergraduate Areas of Study

In the School of Health and Human Performance academic programs are offered through the Department of Dance, the Department of Exercise and Sport Science, Department of Public Health Education, and the Department of Recreation, Parks and Tourism. 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, Health Education, Leisure Studies, 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 the Augmentative Communication Systems Laboratory, 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.

The Department of Dance- offers the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a major in Dance as a creative and performing art. The Bachelor of Science degree, with a major in Dance Education, is designed to lead to North Carolina licensure for teaching in public schools. A Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance is especially appropriate for students who wish to double major or who have significant scholarly interests in dance. A Dance minor and master's degree studies are also available.

The Department of Exercise and Sport Science- offers majors in Exercise and Sport Science leading to the Bachelor of Science degree. One of three concentrations may be selected: Aquatics Leadership, Exercise Science and Sport Studies, or Teacher Education. The Teacher Education concentration prepares students for teaching in grades K-12. The Exercise Science and Sport Studies Concentration prepares students for careers in preventive and rehabilitative exercise and fitness. This concentration may be tailored to meet the needs and interests of students planning graduate study in medicine, occupational therapy, or physical therapy. The Aquatics Leadership concentration is designed to provide 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. Graduate studies leading to the master's degree and the doctoral degree are also offered by this department.

The Department of Public Health Education- offers the Health Education major, leading to the Bachelor of Science degree, with concentrations in Community Health Education and School Health Education. The latter leads to K-12 teacher licensure. A Health Studies minor is available as well as graduate studies leading to the master's degree.

The Department of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism- in this department, a major student may choose one of 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 Leisure Studies minor and graduate studies leading to the master's degree are also available. The undergraduate program is fully accredited by the NRPA/AALR Council on Accreditation.

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

 

School of Health and Human Performance Undergraduate Areas of Study

 

KEY:

Dept- department name
Degree- degree awarded
Major- name of major
Hrs Req- hours required for completion of the degree or the second major/minor
AOS- areas of study available in major
LIC- type of teacher licensure available; blank indicates no licensure program is available for that area of study.
 Dept
Degree
Major
Hrs Req
AOS
LIC

Communication Sciences & Disorders BS Speech Pathology & Audiology 122 Speech pathology & Audiology  x

Dance BA Dance 122 Dance   x
  x BFA Dance 128 Dance  x
  x BS Dance Education 128 Dance Education Spc Subj Area

Exercise & Sport Science BS Exercise & Sport Science 122 Exercise & Sport Science Studies Aquatics Leadership: Aquatic Instructor option   x
  x BS Exercise & Sport Science 122 Exercise & Sport Science Studies Aquatics Leadership: Aquatics for Therapy/Rehab option   x
  x BS Exercise & Sport Science 122 Exercise & Sport Science Studies Fitness Leadership  x
  x BS Exercise & Sport Science 125-128 Physical Education Teacher Educ Spc Subj Area

Public Health Education BS Health Education 124 Community Health Educ   x
  x BS Health Education 125-128 School Health Education Spc Subj Area

Recreation, Parks, & Tourism BS Recreation, Parks, & Tourism 122 Leisure Services Mgt   x
  x BS Recreation, Parks, & Tourism 122 Therapeutic Recreation  x
  x BS Recreation, Parks, & Tourism 122 Travel, Touism, & Commercial Recreation  x

 
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