Department of Health and Human Performance

The Department of Health and Human Performance (HEHP) is housed in the College of Charleston’s School of Education, Health, and Human Performance. The department offers majors in exercise sciencephysical education teacher education, and public health and a minor in coaching. HEHP also offers a wide range of activity courses like surfing, kayaking, and yoga, that enrich the overall student experience at the College of Charleston.

HEHP provides excellent academic training, hands-on experiences, and mentored research to students who wish to pursue advanced studies in medicine (physician assistant, physician), physical therapy and other allied health professions.

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Department Spotlight

CofC Public Health Students Prepared for Pandemic
Posted on 23 April 2020 | 10:31 am
This current pandemic and the nation’s response may give some public health students a feeling of déjà vu. As part of a Global Health course in March 2018, Dr. Brian Bossak co-led a study abroad trip with 10 students to visit the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. They met with public health leaders at […]
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Innovative Research Conducted in EHHP
Posted on 20 April 2020 | 10:58 am
Many of the dedicated faculty members in the School of Education, Health, and Human Performance conduct innovative research that position EHHP as a thought leader in the health and education fields. The research being conducted by faculty is also a great opportunity for students to apply their knowledge to a real-world scenario and improve their […]
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Alumni Spotlight: Kate Pfile ‘04
Posted on 26 March 2020 | 9:51 am
Associate Professor | Exercise Science Program Coordinator Did you know Dr. Kate Pfile is a College of Charleston graduate? It is exciting to have an accomplished alumna pouring her knowledge and experience into the department and programs that helped prepare her for her career. Below she shares words of wisdom and what she loves about […]
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