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Department of Health, Wellness and Human Performance
201 Laughlin Health Building
Morehead, KY 40351
Phone: 606-783-2180
Fax: 606-783-5058
E-mail: hps@moreheadstate.edu           

 

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The Department of Health, Wellness and Human Performance is housed in the College of Science and Technology, and has more than 350 students enrolled in its graduate and undergraduate programs. The department offers students practical education and an opportunity to learn by doing, in facilities that employ the latest technology and equipment.

Facilities and Lab Space

Students who graduate from the Department of Heath, Wellness and Human Performance are prepared with both the knowledge and practical skills to give them an edge in a competitive job market. Students have hands-on learning opportunities at the following facilities:

  • HWHP activity space- The department has a number of activities spaces in the Laughlin Health Building for students to use for HWHP classes, such as a dance studio, Akido studio, gymnasium, and more.
  • HWHP Exercise Science Lab- The Exercise Science Lab, housed in the Laughlin Health Building, uses the most technologically advanced equipment to help students learn. It is one of only four exercise science labs in the nation to use the Ergos Work Simulator, which is able to simulate various physical activities commonly found in the workplace and measure an individual’s performance of those activities.

Experiential Learning

HWHP students receive real world experience in a variety of settings.  Majors can become a group fitness class instructor or personal fitness trainer at the University's Recreation and Wellness Center (RWC) through work-study and internship programs.   Exercise science students complete internships in corporate or clinical settings that prepare them for the business world or physical therapy school.  Health Promotion internships are offered in hospital settings, health departments, community health centers, corporate settings and YMCA's to mention a few. Health and Physical Education students perform their student teaching in both elementary and secondary settings in a semester long experience.    Our students work with real clients before they graduate, giving them the first-hand knowledge and experience employers seek today.   

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