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2012-13 Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Catalog

PDF of Health

The vision of the Department of Human Performance, Sport, and Health is “preparing and empowering future professionals to promote physical activity, health, and sport.”

The mission of the Department of Human Performance, Sport, and Health is to provide students with experiences to develop leadership, communication, and technological skills for learning, for citizenship, and for work. Our programs foster an appreciation of the contributions of physical activity, wellness, and sport 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

Preparation

Recommended High School Courses

Biology
Chemistry
First Aid
Health
Psychology
Sociology