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 Kinesiology and Human Performance (KHP) Department offers two majors for students who are interested in exercise science: a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and a Bachelor of Science in Human Performance. Students in both degree programs will study the relationship between physical activity and health. Career exploration takes place through fieldwork as the student contributes service to the community, fostering important relationships that promote the Franciscan tradition of service, caring, and openness. Both degrees have considerable overlap in degree requirements, with slight differences that reflect different career paths.

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

  • From Class to a Career: With a background provided in physical activity, nutrition and coaching, students pursuing this degree may choose to work in the wellness field, personal training, coaching, or strength and conditioning. Graduates may also choose to seek a graduate degree, and they will find that this degree ideally prepares them for an M.A./M.S. in coaching, strength and conditioning or health promotion.
  • 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!