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Department of Human Performance, Sport, and Health

Professional Development

During your studies as a major or minor in the one of the Human Performance, Sport, and Health programs, you'll have many opportunities for professional development that you will be able to reference upon graduation. 

Student Organization

The Health, Sport & Exercise Club is very active on campus and is focused on enhancing relationships between its members and the faculty, expand opportunities for career preparation, leadership development, and providing opportunities to teach in or promote your profession.

Professional Organizations

We encourage our students to become members of the professional organizations in their field while still an undergraduate. It's one of the best opportunities you'll have to network, learn about the latest trends in your field, and be exposed to working professionals in your field.

Professional Conferences

We believe so strongly in providing you with real world experiences that each year we also help pay for students in our degree programs to attend state and national professional conferences to learn about the latest trends, and interact with professionals, in your field. Faculty members also attend, and offer guidance, support, and feedback during the events. We also encourage students to pursue presentation opportunities. It's a fun and exciting way for you to get a first hand look at working professionals in your field, get a flavor of what a career in that profession is like, and a great way to make contacts and network to find internships and jobs.

Internships

All of our majors require one or more practical experiences in your field that may include a practicums, internship or student teaching. Working together with your faculty advisor, Career Services, and through the contacts and networks you've established during previous practical experiences, you'll receive an internship placement that gives you an opportunity to work in your field. Our students have held internships in many settings on campus, in the community, and throughout the region. Career Services maintains a database of past internships that students have held by major which includes contact information and is an excellent starting point to initiate a search.