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Message from the Chair

Welcome to the College of Charleston’s department of Health and Human Performance (HEHP). We are a student-centered academic unit focused on human movement, physiology and health through our B.S. degrees in Exercise Science, Physical Education-Teacher Education, and Public Health and our B.A. in Public Health.  We are committed to preparing our students for competitive placement in graduate schools across the nation, successful, long-term employment, and a lifetime of healthy habits to optimize quality of life.  Regardless of their career choices, our graduates find that their HEHP degree leads to lifelong health, both personally and professionally, and income-earning potential.  As such, HEHP is home to more than 900 majors, making HEHP one of the largest departments at the College of Charleston.

Our HEHP students are challenged in the classroom by our dedicated and dynamic faculty through the use of cutting-edge instructional technology and practices that challenge students to think critically about how course content can be integrated into a rapidly evolving world.  In addition to their commitment to teaching our students in the classroom, our faculty are esteemed scholars in their respective disciplines and strive to make practical applications of classroom content by involving students in their research activities.  These outstanding opportunities enhance the knowledge gained in our diverse course offerings.  Some of these rewarding experiences include:

Please explore our website to learn more about our degree programs which contribute to the overall mission of the College, while preparing our graduates for future success.  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 many PEAC offerings. 

Thank you for your interest in HEHP.

Dr. Wes Dudgeon

HEHP Department Chair

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