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Pre-Professional Programs

Health, Physical Education, and Recreation Pre-Professional Programs

Persons interested in non-teaching careers associated with the fields of health, physical education or recreation may pursue such interests through the Bachelor of Science degrees in:

  • Sport Leadership & Recreation,
  • Health & Human Performance, or
  • Athletic Training.

These programs have an established core of classes.

Examples of careers that can be pursued are:

  • personal training,
  • physical activity directors in private, public and individual organizations,
  • intramural directors,
  • athletic trainers,
  • camp directors,
  • worksite wellness directors, and
  • program directors and clinicians in health agencies of all types.

Additionally, these programs can be considered pre-professional programs for such advanced degrees as Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Chiropractic, and many other types of allied health advanced degrees.

Pre-Occupational Therapy

Pre Professional Program

Interested in occupational therapy? The Bachelor of Science degree in Health & Human Performance is a degree that can equip students with the skills to thrive in many different graduate level professional allied health programs, including occupational therapy.

Pre-Physical Therapy (Health & Human Performance)

Pre Professional Program

Interested in a physical therapy professional (clinical) training program? You must have a bachelor's degree for admission to such a program and Emporia State's Bachelor of Science degree in Health & Human Performance is a degree that can equip you with the skills to thrive in a professional allied health program such as Physical Therapy.