Health, Human Performance and Recreation Emphasis

The Health, Human Performance and Recreation (HHPR) emphasis integrates these disciplines to include dimensions from health promotion, health education, exercise science, physical education, recreation, leisure studies, coaching education and sport. With this emphasis students must select a minor and may choose from a variety of minors both within and outside the Department. Students often choose Health Promotion, Recreation and Leisure Studies or Athletic Coaching Education as a minor to match their career interests. Students will need to consult with an advisor concerning minors outside the Department.

Degree Requirements (10-16 credits)

Requirement V.1: Measurement, Evaluation and Research Requirement

Choose one:

Note: If HEALTHED 471 is used to satisfy this requirement, the same course may not also be used to satisfy a requirement in the Health Promotion minor. The Advising Report will show the course as satisfying both requirements, which is an error that must be monitored by advisors and students.

Requirement V.2: Pre-Internship Requirement

PEPROF 209: Investigating Community Professions in Physical Education should be completed three semesters prior to enrolling in PEPROF 493 Health, Human Performance and Recreation Internship.

Requirement V.3: Internship (6-12 credits)

Select 6-12 credits from PEPROF 493: Health, Human Performance and Recreation Internship.

Internship proposals complete with resume, goals and objectives, and a signed site agreement are due on March 14 for the Fall Semester; October 14 for the Spring Semester; and March 1 for the Summer Session. No exceptions to these deadlines are possible. Complete information is provided on the Internships page.

Major Requirements (35 credits)

Requirement VII.1: Core Requirements

Students are strongly encouraged to enroll concurrently (i.e., at the same time) in both PEPROF 415 and PEPROF 416.

Note: RECREATN 320 is required for students admitted to Health, Human Performance and Recreation after the Spring Semester of 2012. Other students may use RECREATN 320 as a programming course to satisfy requirement VII.3 or as an elective to satisfy requirement VII.6.

Requirement VII.2: Health and Safety Requirement

Select 3 credits:

Requirement VII.3: Programming Requirement

Select 3 credits:

Note: RECREATN 320 is required to satisfy the Core Requirements for students admitted to Health, Human Performance and Recreation after the Spring Semester of 2012. Other students may use RECREATN 320 to satisfy requirement VII.3 which will be personalized on the Advising Report.

Requirement VII.4: Administration Requirement

Select 3 credits:

Requirement VII.5: Special Populations Requirement

Select 3 credits:

Requirement VII.6: Electives in the Major

Select two or five credits in Health, Physical Education, Recreation or Coaching approved by your advisor. May usually be any course in Health, Physical Education, Recreation or Coaching with prefixes HEALTHEDPEPROFRECREATN and/or COACHING, not otherwise used in a major or minor, but excluding courses in General Studies Physical Education with prefix PEGNRL. Students admitted to Health, Human Performance and Recreation after the Spring Semester of 2012 are required to complete two units of electives. Other students are required to complete five units of electives.

Proficiency Requirements

First Aid, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automatic External Defibrillation Requirements

The First Aid, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automatic External Defibrillation requirements may be satisfied through completion of PEPROF 281: First Aid and C.P.R. or through completion of one or more short-duration, face-to-face courses available from recognized agencies such as the American Heart Association and American Red Cross.

Writing Proficiency Requirement

The Writing Proficiency Requirement may be completed by some students as part of PEPROF 165: Introduction to Physical Education and Mechanical Principles or by completion of the Department Writing Proficiency Examination which is offered at scheduled times every semester.

More Information

For more information about the Health, Human Performance and Recreation Emphasis, contact:
Dr. Karen L. Barak
Program Director for Health, Human Performance and Recreation 
121 Williams Center
Office Phone: (262) 472-3716
E-mail: barakk@uww.edu