Human Performance

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Undergraduate Program

Bachelor of Science



Male student measuring the pulse and oxygen level as another student runs on treadmill.

Why This Program?

Preventative action is the key to lifelong health and wellness.

The Human Performance degree is based on exploring the human response to stress caused by physical activity. Students examine the relationship between health, wellness and physical activity to help people of all abilities start, maintain and improve an active lifestyle. A degree in Human Performance will allow individuals to work in a wide array of industries and environments that value physical activity and wellness. Practicum and internship opportunities allow students to explore different areas while providing service and honing their skills. Through these opportunities, important relationships are fostered that promote the Franciscan tradition of service, caring, and openness to all.

A degree in Human Performance (previously known as Kinesiology & Human Performance) delves into the relations of health and fitness.

  • From Class to a Career: This degree prepares students to work in the field of health and wellness after graduation, or continue with graduate education in various health or sport science disciplines. The knowledge and experience gained will also prepare students to sit for certification exams from nationally recognized organizations, such as the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) or the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).
  • A mission that matters: Pursue a career path in health, wellness, physical education, health care, and sports performance.
  • Be a name, not a number: Learn from professors who are renowned, published, and practicing in their field. With our small student-to-faculty ratio, you'll get the attention you deserve!