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Message from the Chair

Welcome to the department of Health & Human Performance (HEHP), one of the fastest growing departments on campus. We are a student-centered academic unit focused on human movement, physiology and health through our B.S. degrees in Athletic Training, Exercise Science, Physical Education-Teacher Education and Public Health.

Our students are challenged in the classroom by faculty who use cutting-edge educational instructional technology and practices to engage students and challenge them to think critically about their course material and how it integrates into a rapidly evolving world.  HEHP faculty are scholars in their respective disciplines and strive to make practical applications of classroom content by involving students in their diverse research activities. Faculty help and encourage our students to engage in community service and have placed students with numerous local organizations. We also partner with Water Missions International to provide international service opportunities to qualified students.  HEHP further serves the College by offering Physical Education Activity Courses (PEAC) to over 1000 students each semester in classes ranging from kayaking to table tennis to stand up paddle boarding. 

I am proud of how our department contributes to the overall mission of the College while preparing our graduates for success in corporate, business, educational and professional pursuits.

Please explore our website to learn more about our degree programs.  Feel free to contact one of our program directors if you have specific questions about a major in HEHP, or contact our PEAC coordinator to learn more about our PEAC offerings. The links to our faculty pages will provide you with information about the research and service activities in which our faculty are engaged.

Thank you for your interest in HEHP.

Dr. Wesley Dudgeon

Associate Professor and Department Chair, Department of Health and Human Performance

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