Health and Human Performance (BS)

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This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2019–Spring 2020 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Bachelor of Science in Health and Human Performance 
Unit: College of Education and Human Development
Department: Health & Sports Sciences (HSS)
Academic Plan Code(s): See Track Requirements tab.

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.

In addition to the requirements above, admission to the Health and Physical Education track also requires:

  • 2.75 or higher overall GPA
  • Minimum test scores as required by the Education Professional Standards Board
  • C or better in ENGL 102  (or equivalent) and in Oral Communication course
  • Completion of Pre-Professional Courses with a B-minus or better
  • Any other requirements as outlined in Application.

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 Health 43
or HSS 419 Adapted Physical Education
Track Requirements63-65
Minimum Total Hours88-90

Degree Requirements

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

Academic Plan Code(s): 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 I
Anatomy and Physiology Lab II 4
Electives 334-35
Minimum Total Hours64
Culminating Undergraduate Experience (Graduation requirement)
Requirement fulfilled by completing:
Advanced Exercise Physiology - CUE

Track in Youth Sport Development

Academic Plan Code(s): HHP_BS_PNT

HSS 200Introduction to Health Education3
HSS 270Introduction to Physical Education3
HSS 271Teaching Physical Education3
HSS 326Movement Skills and Concepts in Physical Education3
HSS 327Invasion and Net Games3
HSS 328Target and Fielding Games3
HSS 384Program Planning in Health Education3
HSS 455Current Trends and Issues in Health Education - CUE3
HSS 462Alcohol and Drug Education3
HSS 463Sexuality Education3
Electives 134
Minimum Total Hours64
Culminating Undergraduate Experience (Graduation requirement)
Requirement fulfilled by completing:
HSS 455Current Trends and Issues in Health Education - CUE3

Track in Health and Physical Education

Academic Plan Code(s): HHP_BS_PSH

Midpoint Assessment Prior to Student Teaching
All content methods classes passed with a cumulative 3.0 GPA; Positive recommendation from the Health and Physical Education program committee (includes satisfactory assessment of dispositions and work sample); Electronic documentation of 200 hours of diverse and approved field experiences.

Student Teaching Requirement 1
HSS 414Student Teaching in Elementary Physical Education3
HSS 415Student Teaching in Health Education3
HSS 416Student Teaching in Secondary Physical Education3
Pre-Professional Courses
EDSP 260Classroom Behavior Management3
EDTP 107Human Development and Learning3
HSS 200Introduction to Health Education3
HSS 270Introduction to Physical Education3
HSS 271Teaching Physical Education3
HSS 326Movement Skills and Concepts in Physical Education3
HSS 327Invasion and Net Games3
HSS 328Target and Fielding Games3
HSS 384Program Planning in Health Education3
HSS 455Current Trends and Issues in Health Education - CUE3
HSS 462Alcohol and Drug Education3
HSS 463Sexuality Education3
Electives1
Professional Program Courses 1
EDTP 420Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum3
HSS 404Methods in Elementary Physical Education4
HSS 405Methods in Secondary Physical Educaiton4
HSS 477Capstone Seminar: Initial Teacher Certification - CUE3
HSS 485Methods in Health Education4
Minimum Total Hours64
Culminating Undergraduate Experience (Graduation requirement)
Requirement fulfilled by completing:
HSS 477Capstone Seminar: Initial Teacher Certification - CUE 13

Certification Assessment 
Satisfactory Dispositions Assessment; passing scores on required PRAXIS exams. 

1 Courses restricted to students admitted to professional teacher education program.

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 I (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 II (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

 1 Must choose either HSS 507 or HSS 381 and 391.  HSS 381 must be take concurrently or after previous completion of HSS 386.  HSS 391 must be taken concurrently or after previous completion of HSS 390. 


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
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
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities US Diversity - AHD1 3
 Hours15
Spring
ENGL 102 Intermediate College Writing - WC 3
HSS 180 First Aid and Safety Education 3
HSS 184 Healthy Lifestyles I 3
PE Activity Course (HSS 101-167) 1
General Education: Cardinal Core Social & Behavioral Sciences Historical Perspective - SBH 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Oral Communication - OC 3
 Hours16
Year 2
Fall
HSS 200 Introduction to Health Education 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 Education: Cardinal Core Natural Sciences - S 3
General Elective 3
 Hours16
Spring
HSS 202 Human Anatomy & Physiology 3
HSS 302
Nutrition in Healthy Living
or Human Nutrition
3
HSS 320 Growth and Motor Development Across the Lifespan 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities Global Diversity - AHD2 3
General Elective 3
 Hours15
Year 3
Fall
HSS 271 Teaching Physical Education 3
HSS 310 Healthy Lifestyles II 3
HSS 377 Introduction to Statistics in Health and Human Performance 3
HSS 419 Adapted Physical Education 3
General Elective 3
 Hours15
Spring
HSS 326 Movement Skills and Concepts in Physical Education 3
HSS 327 Invasion and Net Games 3
HSS 328 Target and Fielding Games 3
General Elective (300 level or above) 3
General Elective (300 level or above) 3
 Hours15
Year 4
Fall
HSS 384 Program Planning in Health Education 3
HSS 462 Alcohol and Drug Education 3
HSS 463 Sexuality Education 3
General Elective (300 level or above) 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 1
 Hours16
Spring
HSS 455 Current Trends and Issues in Health Education - CUE 3
General Elective (300 level or above) 3
General Elective (300 level or above) 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
 Hours15
 Minimum Total Hours123

Track in Health and Physical 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 180 First Aid and Safety Education 3
HSS 184 Healthy Lifestyles I 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Oral Communication - OC 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Social & Behavioral Sciences Historical Perspective - SBH 3
PE Activity Course (HSS 101-167) 1
 Hours16
Year 2
Fall
EDTP 107 Human Development and Learning 3
HSS 200 Introduction to Health Education 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 Education: Cardinal Core Natural Sciences - S 3
 Hours16
Spring
HSS 202
Human Anatomy & Physiology
or Human Anatomy & Physiology I
3
HSS 302
Nutrition in Healthy Living
or Human Nutrition
3
HSS 310 Healthy Lifestyles II 3
HSS 320 Growth and Motor Development Across the Lifespan 3
HSS 377 Introduction to Statistics in Health and Human Performance 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities Global Diversity - AHD2 3
 Hours18
Year 3
Fall
HSS 271 Teaching Physical Education 3
HSS 384 Program Planning in Health Education 3
HSS 419 Adapted Physical Education 3
HSS 462 Alcohol and Drug Education 3
HSS 463 Sexuality Education 3
General Elective 1
 Hours16
Spring
EDSP 260 Classroom Behavior Management 3
HSS 326 Movement Skills and Concepts in Physical Education 3
HSS 327 Invasion and Net Games 3
HSS 328 Target and Fielding Games 3
HSS 455 Current Trends and Issues in Health Education - CUE 3
 Hours15
Year 4
Fall
EDTP 420 Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum 3
HSS 404 Methods in Elementary Physical Education 4
HSS 405 Methods in Secondary Physical Educaiton 4
HSS 485 Methods in Health Education 4
 Hours15
Spring
HSS 414 Student Teaching in Elementary Physical Education 3
HSS 415 Student Teaching in Health Education 3
HSS 416 Student Teaching in Secondary Physical Education 3
HSS 477 Capstone Seminar: Initial Teacher Certification - CUE 3
 Hours12
 Minimum Total Hours123

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