Oct 03, 2023  
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health and Human Performance

Sonya Sanderson, Chair

Adams, Bailey-Duvall, Barry, Belcher, Binkley, Blankenship, Borendame, Bowman, Breeden, Brock, Bunch, Caputo, Coons, Clanton, Clark, Crawford, Craze, Davis, Donnelly, Dunlap, Estes, Farley, Fischer, Gibson, Gray, Grubbs, Hall, Higginbotham, Insell, Jenkins, Johnson, Josey, Jubenville, Neal, Ness, Owusu, Park, Phillips, Pillow, A. Ramos, P. Ramos, Ramsay, Rhoden, Riley, Shea, Shelar, Smith, Stevens, Stockstill, Story, Vroman, Whalen, Whitehill, Willis, 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 Community and Public Health; Athletic Training; Leisure and Sport Management; Physical Education; Exercise Science, Tourism and Hospitality Management, and Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. Persons majoring in Community and Public Health may select a concentration in Public Health.

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; Leisure and Sport Management, Somatic Movement Education, and Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology 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; Public Health with concentrations in Community Health and Physical Activity; 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, or physical education. Degree requirements and a list of courses offered for graduate credit are published in the Graduate Catalog.