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Department of Human Performance, Sport, and Health

The vision of the Department of Physical Education, Health and Sport is "preparing and empowering future professionals to promote physical activity, health and sport."

The mission of the Department of Physical Education, Health, and Sport is to provide students with experiences to develop leadership, communications, and technological skills for learning, for citizenship, and for work. Our programs foster an appreciation of the contributions of physical activity, wellness, and sort to society.

Health is an ever-changing condition of well being. It is influenced by intellectual, occupational, social, emotional, physical and spiritual factors. Health education combines learning experiences in all of these areas to encourage and facilitate the development of healthy behaviors and lifestyles.

Students majoring in health prepare to teach others about healthy living. The program in teacher licensure, leading to State of Minnesota teaching certification, and the Community Health program both offer an academic foundation, professional preparation, student teaching/internship experiences, and a learning environment conducive to personal application of health goals.

Both programs also provide sound academic preparation for entry into health-related master's degree programs. Graduate study is recommended for students pursuing careers beyond entry-level positions.

Career Directions

  • Community Health Service
  • Community Teacher
  • Education
  • Primary and Secondary School Teaching
  • Private and Public Health Agencies
  • University/College Health Centers
  • Also: Graduate Study