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.
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.