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    Online Bachelor’s in Human Performance

    Open doors by unlocking your potential. 

    With an online Bachelor’s degree in Human Performance from UW-Whitewater you will explore careers in exercise science, cardiac rehabilitation, exercise physiology, fitness/strength training, recreation, and sport management. Using a fully online, asynchronous platform, you’ll learn the practical skills and develop the knowledge base needed to be a leader within the Kinesiology profession. Tailor your coursework to your needs by selecting a minor that aligns with your specific career goals. Our flexible internship program will allow you to build your resume while maintaining your current life-work responsibilities. Our engaging, award-winning faculty will support you along the way by meeting your unique needs and providing additional opportunities beyond the virtual classroom.

    Why UW-Whitewater Online?

    • Taught by nationally recognized faculty
    • Ample course availability for self-paced completion, including opportunities for summer and winter break courses
    • Opportunities to engage with faculty to increase career preparedness, such as field studies
    • Many professional development opportunities, such as undergraduate research and community-based service learning options
    • Flexible internship program allows students to complete an internship as a distance learner
    • Four different online minors to tailor your program for success in your future career

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    Working to advance the development of academics, research, and professionals in kinesiology.

    Fully Online

    No requirements to come to campus.


    Attend school full-time or part-time.

    Online Bachelor’s in Human Performance

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    Health and wellness are at the forefront of people’s minds now more than ever, and the Human Performance major will prepare you for a rewarding career in exercise science, health/fitness, recreation or sport management.

    The 120 credit B.S. in Human Performance includes 45-credits of general education program coursework and the Bachelor of Science degree requirements in the College of Education and Professional Studies (6 credits). There are 47 credits of major coursework, which includes a 6-credit internship and 3-credit capstone requirement. Students will also complete a minor, which is typically comprised of 22 credits. The Department of Kinesiology offers online minors in health promotion, recreation, strength and conditioning, and sport management. Students may also choose a minor outside the department to broaden their professional qualifications.

    Career Outcomes

     A vast array of career options includes patient advocate, strategic communication manager, communication campaign specialist, community relations specialist, director of program development, corporate trainer, coordinator of health education, coordinator of personnel development, communication specialist, corporate event planner, fundraiser, and project manager. 

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    There are several application paths an online bachelor's student might take including as transferreentryfreshman, or second-degree seeking applicants. You may even be an international applicant.

    If you aren’t sure which application path to follow or need help completing the UW-System E-Application, view the Application Tips PDF or complete the Request Information form and a program representative will get in touch with you.

    Transfer applicants

    Transfer applicants are students that have attended another college or university (including having earned an associate’s degree) but have never attended UW-Whitewater. You will find detailed application and transfer information at University Admissions.

    Reentry applicants

    Reentry applicants are students that have previously attended UW-Whitewater. Application information can be found at University Admissions

    Freshman applicants

    Freshman applicants are students that have never attended a college or university. If you have never attended a college or university, regardless of age, you would be considered a freshman applicant. You can find application information for freshman applicants at University Admissions

    Second-Degree seeking applicants

    Second-Degree seeking applicants are students who have already earned a bachelor's degree and would like to pursue another. If you would like to earn another bachelor’s degree, you can apply to UW-Whitewater’s online bachelor's program as a special student with full credentials. To complete your degree, you would only need to fulfill the College of Letters and Sciences BA or BS requirements and the requirements for the major you choose.

    Unofficial Transcript Review

    Transfer, Reentry, and Second-Degree Seeking students, can request an unofficial transcript review. An unofficial review will give you an idea of which of your credits might transfer and how those transfer credits might apply to the online bachelor's program. To request a review, complete a request more information form and a program adviser will get in touch with you.

    You can also determine potential transfer credit by using Transferology. Transferology is a fast and free way to determine how credits may transfer from one institution to another.

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    The online bachelor’s program at UW-Whitewater is a superior value with courses under $410 USD per credit for Wisconsin resident for the 2024-25 academic year. Visit the Tuition and Fees webpage for complete information.

    Course materials

    Textbook rental is included in the cost of tuition for many courses through the University Bookstore's Textbook Rental program.

    Financial aid

    Students completing a certificate with a degree program may be eligible for financial aid in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, or employment. All of these make up a “Financial Aid Package” and may be offered singly or in various combinations. Since funds are limited, priority for aid is based on financial need and how promptly applications are filed. To find out, or if you have other financial aid questions, contact the financial aid staff person assigned to you or try uwwfao@uww.edu or 262-472-1130.