Skip to main content

Undergraduate Majors + Minors

Undergraduate Programs

Our department offers four undergraduate major areas of study, four undergraduate minors, and an online health education licensure.

Majors

Athletic Training

Bachelor of Science

Athletic trainers are healthcare professionals who collaborate with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, therapeutic intervention, and rehabilitation. ATs are always in the action providing emergency care, therapy and rehab treatments for athletic teams, fitness centers/gyms, community programs. This is also a pre-professional preparation field for physical therapy, chiropractic care, and other health-related programs.

Health & Human Performance

Bachelor of Science

This degree prepares you for positions in corporate health, strength & conditioning, personal training, public administration and related areas. Graduates can assume leadership roles in designing, implementing, and evaluating health promotion campaigns. Career options also exist in corporate, clinical/medical, not-for-profit organizations, commercial/private settings and academic institutions. This is also a pre-professional preparation field for physical therapy, occupational therapy, and chiropractic care.

Health Education

Bachelor of Science in Education

Health education teachers are instrumental in the well-being and healthy development of today’s youth. This program will prepare you to teach Health in schools from kindergarten all the way through high school. This is offered as a second teaching field only and must be taken with another teaching field.

Physical Education (Grades PreK-12)

Bachelor of Science in Education

Physical education teachers play a vital role in the growth and development of children, helping them to establish healthy lifestyles and integrate fitness into their daily lives. You can shape the future by equipping students with the skills and habits they need to remain healthy, physically fit, and active throughout their lives.

Sport Leadership & Recreation

Bachelor of Science

The Bachelor of Science in Sport Leadership & Recreation is designed to prepare you for a leadership role in sport and recreation industries. The SLR program has courses focused on sport management, event and program design, revenue management, business law, marketing, and sport psychology. With unique practicum and internship experiences, SLR graduates are uniquely qualified for a wide range of careers in the profession.

Minors

A minor (non-teaching) consists of a minimum of 15 hours.

Students electing a minor should, not later than the second semester of the sophomore year, consult with the chair of the department for the assignment of an advisor. The advisor will work with the student in the development of a minor program contract.

Coaching

Minor

Coaching a sport is one of the best ways to positively influence the lives of others. HPER’s Coaching minor is one of only 10 higher-education programs in the country to be nationally accredited. It is the most active and largest coaching program in Kansas.

Health

Minor

This is a non-teaching minor that can help prepare you for a career in public health, commercial and private agencies, and with county, state, and federal agencies.

Physical Education

Minor

Through a select series of sports science classes, the Physical Education minor provides students with a solid foundation in the principles of exercise training and sport skills. This is a non-teaching minor.

Sport Leadership & Recreation

Minor

Designed to prepare you for a leadership role in sport and recreation industries. The SLR program has courses focused on sport management, event and program design, revenue management, business law, marketing, and sport psychology.

Licensure

Health Education

Licensure

Our online health education licensure program is designed for those who have current teaching license/certifications in other teaching fields and want to add health education. Every state has requirements on how to add health education to a teaching license and our graduate health education courses are designed to meet these requirements.