Professor Gregory W. Heath, Head
The Department of Health and Human Performance is within the College of Health, Education and Professional Studies and exists to educate and train students, conduct and translate research, and provide service in the areas of physical activity, preventive and rehabilitative exercise, nutrition, and health promotion. Career program tracks include Exercise Science, Health and Exercise Science Pedagogy K-12, Nutrition, and Sport and Leisure Service Administration.
HHP: Exercise Science (B.S.)
Exercise Science has two concentrations. The Applied concentration is designed to provide the necessary knowledge and skills to assess, educate, counsel and prescribe appropriate exercise programs for apparently health individuals and those individuals with controlled cardiac, metabolic or pulmonary disease. Graduates of this program are employed in a variety of positions related to the fitness and physical activity fields. These positions include, but are not limited to, personal training in a variety of settings, agencies which promote physical activity such as the American Heart Association, and worksite health enhancement programs.
The Preprofessional concentration is designed to prepare students for graduate work in areas of study such as Clinical Exercise Physiology, Athletic Training and Physical Therapy. Students should refer to the Graduate Catalog for additional information about graduate studies.
Continuation Standards, Internship Admittance and Graduation Standards
Due to the nature of the practice of exercise science and the affect on the quality of life, the following standards will be applied for all individuals enrolled in this concentration:
- To continue to progress in either
Exercise Science concentration, students are required to:
- Earn a minimum grade of C in all HHP required classes;
- Maintain a minimum UTC cumulative GPA of 2.5;
- Maintain current CPR and First Aid certification;
- Maintain liability insurance for all clinical courses.
- If, in the judgment of the faculty, there is reason to question the emotional and/or cognitive readiness of the student to successfully complete the clinical internships, the faculty have the right and the obligation to exclude the student from the pre-clinical or the clinical internships.
- Students who do not successfully complete any portion of the pre-clinical course series (HHP 310, 410) may repeat the failed course(s) one time.
- Students will be required to purchase uniforms/lab attire for both pre-clinical and clinical internships. Internship placement is very competitive and based upon previous class work, clinical work, and internship site coordinator interviews. Students may need to be financially prepared for travel and living expenses outside the Chattanooga area.
2560 - HHP: Exercise Science: Applied
- General Education (see list of approved courses)
- Rhetoric and Composition: Two approved courses in rhetoric and composition (6 hours)
- Mathematics: Mathematics 131* or higher (3 hours)
- Statistics: One approved statistics course (3hours)
- Natural Sciences: Biology 121* and Chemistry 121/123* (8 hours)
- Humanities and Fine Arts: One approved fine arts course (3 hours)
- Cultures and Civilizations: Option A: Western Humanities I and II and one approved Non-Western cultures and civilizations course OR Option B: World Civilization I, II, III (9 hours total)
- Behavioral and Social Sciences: Health and Human Performance 407* and one additional approved behavioral/social science course (6 hours)
Major and Related Courses
- Biology 121#
- Chemistry 121/123#
- English 278
- Health and Human Performance 021 and one activity course; 101 or 154; 135; 201; 230 or Biology 191 and 208; HHP 299, 310, 314, 317, 318, 332, 338, 350, 407#, 410, 411, 412, 413, 422, 428, 440, 457, 479