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Office of the University Registrar

2005-06 Undergraduate Catalog


College of Health and Human Performance

Applied Physiology and Kinesiology

The Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology is concerned with quality of life and the many aspects of human movement. Significant research contributions, education and service are related to the study of physiological and psychological responsiveness to vigorous and relevant physical activities.

In addition, movement skill capabilities and ways to improve skills and maintain health are determined for the typical person, the person who is disabled and the high-level athlete. Sites for research, student experience and employment include educational institutions, health and fitness centers, businesses and industries, and health agencies and organizations.

Health Education and Behavior

The Department of Health Education and Behavior offers degree programs and courses that focus on preventing disease and promoting health through educational interventions. Students acquire the knowledge and skills to help individuals and groups of all ages make informed decisions concerning lifestyle and personal health behavior in critical areas such as nutrition, physical fitness, emotional health, human sexuality, and disease prevention. Some graduates pursue advanced degrees while others obtain professional positions with local, state and federal government health agencies; voluntary and other non-government health organizations; colleges and universities; K-12 school settings; business; industry; and health care.

Tourism, Recreation and Sport Management

The Department of Tourism, Recreation and Sport Management prepares students for employment in recreational settings, state and national parks, sport-related agencies and tourism industries. Research and training in the department focus on understanding the role and impact of leisure services and sport on individuals, society and the environment.

To complete a degree program in these departments, students must complete curricula requirements with a minimum grade point average as specified by each specialization; achieve 120 semester hours, 60 of which must be at or above the 3000 level; and complete all course requirements for the major.