Health and Human Performance (BS)

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This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2018–Spring 2019 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Bachelor of Science in Health and Human Performance (HHP BS)
Unit: College of Education and Human Development
Department: Health & Sports Sciences (HSS)

Program Requirements

All students completing the Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Human Performance must complete the core classes, program requirements, and at least one track, along with appropriate related and supporting courses. 

The core provides students with a background in the social, physiological and historical knowledge needed for specialized study in health and physical education. The track enables students to develop the professional knowledge, skills and dispositions to be effective professionals in teaching and related fields. Extensive school-based fieldwork experiences are integrated into the curriculum.

The goal of the degree program is to assist students in acquiring the skills, knowledge and dispositions to become effective and committed health and physical education teachers.

Degree Summary

General Education Requirements 131
(At least 3 hours of General Education requirements may be satisfied through coursework required by the degree program)
College/School Requirements6
Program/Major Requirements 125
Track Requirements 163-65
Minimum Total Hours123

Specific coursework information can be found on the Degree Requirements tab.

Departmental Admission Requirements

Students must have completed a minimum of 45 credit hours and must have earned a minimum cumulative UofL grade point average of 2.25.

Students must have completed HSS 184 and HSS 320 with a grade of B-minus or higher, and HSS 202 with a grade of C or higher.

General Education Requirements

General Education Requirements 131
The following course is required by the program and should be taken to fulfill the respective General Education Requirement:
Social and Psychological Dimensions of Physical Activity - SB

All degrees require the completion of the University-wide General Education Program (link provided above).  To complete the degree in the minimum number of hours listed on the Overview tab, some hours from the General Education Requirements must be satisfied by courses defined by the unit and/or program.

College/School Requirements

HSS 181Academic Orientation1
Select two (2) Physical Education Activity Courses (see list below)2
HSS 184Healthy Lifestyles I3
Minimum Total Hours6

Program/Major Requirements

Health and Human Performance Core
HSS 180First Aid and Safety Education3
HSS 202Human Anatomy & Physiology 23
HSS 293Social and Psychological Dimensions of Physical Activity - SB3
HSS 302Nutrition in Healthy Living3
or HSS 303 Human Nutrition
HSS 320Growth and Motor Development Across the Lifespan3
HSS 377Introduction to Statistics in Health and Human Performance3
HSS 387Biomechanics 33
or HSS 310 Healthy Lifestyles II
HSS 402Practicum in Health and Human Performance1
HSS 418Diverse Populations in Physical Activity and Health3
Track Requirements63-65
Minimum Total Hours88-90

A minimum of 123 hours with an overall GPA of 2.25 is required.

A minimum of 50 hours at the 300-level are required. 

No grades of D will be accepted in HSS courses used to meet program core or track requirements. 

Physical Education Activity Courses
HSS 101Beginning Swimming1
HSS 102Advanced Swimming1
HSS 103Life Saving1
HSS 104Scuba1
HSS 108Water Fitness1
HSS 109Weight Training1
HSS 110Physical Fitness and Conditioning1
HSS 111Aerobic Fitness1
HSS 112Mini-Marathon Training1
HSS 114Fitness Walking1
HSS 115Step Aerobics1
HSS 116Introduction to Yoga1
HSS 117Intermediate Yoga1
HSS 118Beginning Martial Arts1
HSS 119Intermediate Martial Arts1
HSS 120Beginning Racquetball1
HSS 121Billiards and Table Games1
HSS 122Badminton1
HSS 123Tennis1
HSS 124Advanced Tennis1
HSS 125Golf1
HSS 126Tumbling and Apparatus1
HSS 127Beginning Fencing1
HSS 128Pickleball1
HSS 132Canoeing1
HSS 133Backpacking and Hiking1
HSS 134Rappelling1
HSS 136Soccer1
HSS 137Volleyball1
HSS 138Basketball1
HSS 140Softball1
HSS 144Physical Activity for the Older Adult1
HSS 145Activity for the Physically Challenged1
HSS 150Special Topics: Physical Education Activities1
HSS 160Beginning Aerobic Dance1
HSS 161Intermediate Aerobic Dance1
HSS 162Beginning Modern Dance1
HSS 163Intermediate Modern Dance1
HSS 164Beginning Country Western Dance1
HSS 165Ballroom Dance1
HSS 166African Dance1
HSS 167Country Line Dance1

Track Requirements 

Track in Exercise Science (HHP BS ESS)

HSS 386Anatomy and Physiology of Exercise I 13
HSS 388Principles of Athletic Conditioning3
HSS 389Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries I3
HSS 390Anatomy and Physiology of Exercise II 23
HSS 394Foundations of Exercise Physiology3
HSS 395Fitness Assessment and Prescription3
HSS 396Lab Methods in Fitness Evaluation3
HSS 486Advanced Exercise Physiology - CUE3
HSS 492Exercise Science Internship3
Select one of the following:2-3
Senior Seminar in Exercise Physiology
Anatomy and Physiology Lab 1
Anatomy and Physiology Lab 2
Electives 334-35
Minimum Total Hours63-65
Culminating Undergraduate Experience (Graduation requirement)
Requirement fulfilled by completing:
Advanced Exercise Physiology - CUE

Track in Youth Sport Development (HHP BS PNT)

HSS 225Skill Acquisition & Analysis3
HSS 270Introduction to Physical Education3
HSS 326Movement Skills and Concepts in Physical Education3
HSS 374Elementary Physical Education Methods3
HSS 410Theories of Sport Pedagogy3
HSS 411Theory and Analysis of Team Sport Skills3
HSS 412Theory and Analysis of Individual Sport Skills - CUE3
HSS 419Adapted Physical Education3
HSS 493Internship in Physical Education2
Electives 138
Minimum Total Hours64
Culminating Undergraduate Experience (Graduation requirement)
Requirement fulfilled by completing:
Theory and Analysis of Individual Sport Skills - CUE

Track in Physical Education - Teacher Preparation and School Health Education (HHP BS PSH)

Teacher Education Core
EDTP 107Human Development and Learning3
or ECPY 507 Learning Theory and Human Growth and Development
EDSP 345Special Populations in Schools3
EDSP 346Special Populations in Schools Field Experience1
School Health Education
HSS 200Introduction to Health Education3
HSS 384Program Planning in Health Education3
HSS 385Methods in Health Education3
HSS 463Sexuality Education3
HSS 455Current Trends and Issues in Health Education - CUE3
HSS 495Internship in School Health Education1
HSS 462Alcohol and Drug Education3
Physical Education Courses
HSS 225Skill Acquisition & Analysis3
HSS 270Introduction to Physical Education3
HSS 326Movement Skills and Concepts in Physical Education3
HSS 374Elementary Physical Education Methods3
HSS 410Theories of Sport Pedagogy3
HSS 411Theory and Analysis of Team Sport Skills3
HSS 412Theory and Analysis of Individual Sport Skills - CUE3
HSS 419Adapted Physical Education3
HSS 493Internship in Physical Education2
Electives12
Minimum Total Hours64
Culminating Undergraduate Experience (Graduation requirement)
Requirement fulfilled by completing:
Theory and Analysis of Individual Sport Skills - CUE

Students interested in teacher certification must continue on to complete the Master of Arts in Teaching in Health and Physical Education.  For more information, please see the program website: louisville.edu/education/degrees/mat-hpe.  

Flight Plan


Track in Exercise Science

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallHours
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing - WC 3
HSS 180 First Aid and Safety Education 3
HSS 181 Academic Orientation 1
PE Activity Course (HSS 101-167) 1
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Sciences - S 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Sciences Lab - SL 1
General Education: Cardinal Core Quantitative Reasoning - QR 3
 Hours15
Spring
ENGL 102 Intermediate College Writing - WC 3
HSS 184 Healthy Lifestyles I 3
PE Activity Course (HSS 101-167) 1
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities US Diversity - AHD1 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Oral Communication - OC 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Social & Behavioral Sciences Historical Perspective - SBH 3
 Hours16
Year 2
Fall
HSS 202 Human Anatomy & Physiology 3
HSS 320 Growth and Motor Development Across the Lifespan 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities Global Diversity - AHD2 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Sciences - S 3
General Elective 3
 Hours15
Spring
HSS 293 Social and Psychological Dimensions of Physical Activity - SB 3
HSS 387 Biomechanics 3
HSS 394 Foundations of Exercise Physiology 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
 Hours15
Year 3
Fall
HSS 302
Nutrition in Healthy Living
or Human Nutrition
3
HSS 386 Anatomy and Physiology of Exercise I 3
HSS 381 Anatomy and Physiology Lab 1 (or General Elective) 1
HSS 418 Diverse Populations in Physical Activity and Health 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 1
 Hours14
Spring
HSS 377 Introduction to Statistics in Health and Human Performance 3
HSS 388 Principles of Athletic Conditioning 3
HSS 390 Anatomy and Physiology of Exercise II 3
HSS 391 Anatomy and Physiology Lab 2 (or General Elective) 1 1
General Elective 3
General Elective (300 level or above) 3
 Hours16
Year 4
Fall
HSS 395 Fitness Assessment and Prescription 3
HSS 396 Lab Methods in Fitness Evaluation 3
HSS 389 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries I 3
HSS 402 Practicum in Health and Human Performance 1
General Elective 3
General Elective (300 level or above) 3
 Hours16
Spring
HSS 486 Advanced Exercise Physiology - CUE 3
HSS 492 Exercise Science Internship 3
HSS 507 Senior Seminar in Exercise Physiology (or General Elective) 1 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 1
 Hours16
 Minimum Total Hours123

Track in Youth Sport Development

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallHours
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing - WC 3
HSS 181 Academic Orientation 1
HSS 180 First Aid and Safety Education 3
PE Activity Course (HSS 101-167) 1
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Sciences - S 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Sciences Lab - SL 1
General Education: Cardinal Core Quantitative Reasoning - QR 3
 Hours15
Spring
ENGL 102 Intermediate College Writing - WC 3
HSS 184 Healthy Lifestyles I 3
PE Activity Course (HSS 101-167) 1
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities US Diversity - AHD1 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Sciences - S 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Social & Behavioral Sciences Historical Perspective - SBH 3
 Hours16
Year 2
Fall
HSS 202 Human Anatomy & Physiology 3
HSS 320 Growth and Motor Development Across the Lifespan 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities Global Diversity - AHD2 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Oral Communication - OC 3
General Elective 3
 Hours15
Spring
HSS 225 Skill Acquisition & Analysis 3
HSS 270 Introduction to Physical Education 3
HSS 293 Social and Psychological Dimensions of Physical Activity - SB 3
HSS 402 Practicum in Health and Human Performance 1
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
 Hours16
Year 3
Fall
HSS 302
Nutrition in Healthy Living
or Human Nutrition
3
HSS 310 Healthy Lifestyles II 3
HSS 326 Movement Skills and Concepts in Physical Education 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
 Hours15
Spring
HSS 377 Introduction to Statistics in Health and Human Performance 3
General Elective (300 level or above) 3
General Elective (300 level or above) 3
General Elective (300 level or above) 3
General Elective 3
 Hours15
Year 4
Fall
HSS 411 Theory and Analysis of Team Sport Skills 3
HSS 412 Theory and Analysis of Individual Sport Skills - CUE 3
HSS 418 Diverse Populations in Physical Activity and Health 3
HSS 419 Adapted Physical Education 3
General Elective (300 level or above) 3
General Elective 1
 Hours16
Spring
HSS 374 Elementary Physical Education Methods 3
HSS 493 Internship in Physical Education 1
HSS 410 Theories of Sport Pedagogy 3
HSS 493 Internship in Physical Education 1
General Elective (300 level or above) 3
General Elective (300 level or above) 3
General Elective 1
 Hours15
 Minimum Total Hours123

Track in Physical Education - Teacher Preparation and School Health Education

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallHours
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing - WC 3
HSS 181 Academic Orientation 1
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities US Diversity - AHD1 3
PE Activity Course (HSS 101-167) 1
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Sciences - S 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Sciences Lab - SL 1
General Education: Cardinal Core Quantitative Reasoning - QR 3
 Hours15
Spring
ENGL 102 Intermediate College Writing - WC 3
HSS 184 Healthy Lifestyles I 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Sciences - S 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Oral Communication - OC 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Social & Behavioral Sciences Historical Perspective - SBH 3
 Hours15
Year 2
Fall
HSS 180 First Aid and Safety Education 3
HSS 200 Introduction to Health Education 3
HSS 402 Practicum in Health and Human Performance 1
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities Global Diversity - AHD2 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
 Hours16
Spring
HSS 202
Human Anatomy & Physiology
or Human Anatomy & Physiology I
3
HSS 270 Introduction to Physical Education 3
HSS 310 Healthy Lifestyles II 3
HSS 320 Growth and Motor Development Across the Lifespan 3
General Elective (300 level or higher) 3
 Hours15
Year 3
Fall
HSS 293 Social and Psychological Dimensions of Physical Activity - SB 3
HSS 302
Nutrition in Healthy Living
or Human Nutrition
3
HSS 384 Program Planning in Health Education 3
HSS 326 Movement Skills and Concepts in Physical Education 3
HSS 377 Introduction to Statistics in Health and Human Performance 3
 Hours15
Spring
EDSP 345 Special Populations in Schools 3
EDSP 346 Special Populations in Schools Field Experience 1
EDTP 107
Human Development and Learning
or Learning Theory and Human Growth and Development
3
HSS 225 Skill Acquisition & Analysis 3
HSS 418 Diverse Populations in Physical Activity and Health 3
HSS 462 Alcohol and Drug Education 3
 Hours16
Year 4
Fall
HSS 411 Theory and Analysis of Team Sport Skills 3
HSS 412 Theory and Analysis of Individual Sport Skills - CUE 3
HSS 419 Adapted Physical Education 3
HSS 463 Sexuality Education 3
PE Activity Course (HSS 101-167) 1
General Elective 3
 Hours16
Spring
HSS 374 Elementary Physical Education Methods 3
HSS 385 Methods in Health Education 3
HSS 410 Theories of Sport Pedagogy 3
HSS 455 Current Trends and Issues in Health Education - CUE 3
HSS 493 Internship in Physical Education 1
HSS 495 Internship in School Health Education 1
HSS 493 Internship in Physical Education 1
 Hours15
 Minimum Total Hours123

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