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Message from the Chair

Welcome to the College of Charleston’s department of Health and 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.  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 and optimal 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 enjoys approximately 800 majors, making HEHP one of the largest major programs 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 professors 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:

I am proud of how our department contributes to the overall mission of the College while preparing our graduates for future success.

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. 

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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