Health and Human Performance (HHP) programs prepare students to be leaders in the promotion of physically active and healthy lifestyles in today’s society. A diverse range of program offerings in areas of teaching, health and exercise science, sport administration, allied health sciences, athletic training and nutrition and dietetics allow students to pursue careers in specialized content areas as well as broad-based programs of study. Academic programs in Physical and Health Education, Athletic Training Education, and Dietetics are accredited by their professional bodies and allow students to be eligible for licensure. The Athletic Training program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Nutrition and Dietetics students must complete an internship after completing the RU degree to obtain certification. The majority of HHP programs require 120 hours of coursework (with the exception of the teacher licensure program) and include extensive field experiences such as internships, or student teaching. The department offers minors in contemporary content areas, including coaching, self-defense, sport administration, and exercise science.
All freshmen majoring in athletic training and exercise, sport and health education are advised in the Center for Academic Advising and Student Support and are assigned a faculty advisor at the end of the freshman year. The Advising Center provides support and assistance to all students and faculty within the department. Students are encouraged to consult with their academic advisor regularly to facilitate smooth progress towards completion of their degree.
Asian Martial Arts Minor
Athletic Training, B.S.
Coaching Education Minor
Exercise and Sport Science Minor
Exercise, Sport and Health Education, B.S.
Nutrition and Dietetics, B.S.
Sports Administration Minor