Jul 22, 2024  
2014-15 Undergraduate Catalog 
2014-15 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health and Human Performance

Steve Estes, Chair

Adams, Armstrong, Barry, Bates, Belcher, Binkley, Borendame, Breeden, Caputo, Colclough, Conners, Coons, Corlew, Craze, Davis, Dunlap, Edwards, Farley, Fischer, Godwin, Gray, Hall, Harris, Higginbotham, Insell, Josey, Jubenville, Kang, Lee, Mallett, Matlock, Matusek, McGuire, Meade, Morgan, Motluck, Neal, Ness, Owusu, Peck, Phillips, Ragan, Ramos, Rhoden, Richards, Riley, Shea, Shelar, Smith, Stevens, Stewart, Stockstill, Vroman, Weatherby, Whitehill, Winborn, Wrye

The Department of Health and Human Performance offers students the opportunity to prepare for professional careers as teachers of health and of physical education; as fitness professionals in corporate and social agencies; as leisure, sport, and tourism professionals in a wide range of settings; as health professionals in schools, industry, and allied areas; and as athletic trainers.

Programs in the department lead to the Bachelor of Science degree with majors in Health Education; Athletic Training; Leisure, Sport, and Tourism Studies; Physical Education; and Exercise Science. Persons majoring in Health Education may select from concentrations in Health Education and Lifetime Wellness or Community and Public Health. The department also houses the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology concentration.

Those interested in a minor in the field can select courses accordingly. Minors in Athletic Coaching and Officiating, Driver and Traffic Safety Education, Health, Health and Physical Education, Health and Human Performance, and Recreation are available.

MTSU Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic

The Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic is open to all students at the University in need of speech, language, and hearing  diagnosis and therapy. There is no charge to MTSU students for this service. Diagnostic and therapeutic services for persons in the midstate area with speech-language and hearing problems are also provided for a nominal fee. Students in the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology concentration work in the clinic under the direct supervision of faculty members certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Graduate Study

The department offers the Master of Science in Exercise Science; Health and Human Performance with concentrations in Health and Physical Education; and Leisure and Sport Management with concentrations in Recreation and Leisure Services and Sport Industry. A Ph.D. in Human Performance is offered with specializations available in exercise science, health, leisure studies, physical education, or kinesmetrics. Degree requirements and a list of courses offered for graduate credit are published in the Graduate Catalog.