Fitness & Human Performance
- Graduate Stephen Decker lands his dream job at Baylor College of Medicine.
- Aerobic Capacity & Stress Testing
- Environmental Stress & Thermoregulation
- EEG, Executive Function & Behavior
- Energy Expenditure & Metabolism
Fitness & Human Performance Studies
The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Fitness & Human Performance prepares students for future specialized training and careers in clinical medicine, research, rehabilitation, therapy, fitness, athletic strength/conditioning, and other allied-health areas. The FHP studies program provides a rigorous, scientific-based curriculum, and hands-on clinical and field experience to provide students with an understanding of various career demands and possibilities.
Fitness & Human Performance Minor
A FHP minor is available (18 total hours; 9 hours must be in-residence):
- Required courses KIN 100, 340, 451 and 467 (11 hours)
- Choice of KIN 353, Exercise Physiology OR KIN 417 Analysis of Movement (4 hours)
- One course from: KIN 357, 463 or HSC 475( Nutrition for Active Lifestyle).
|KIN 100||Physical Fitness Concepts||
||KIN 431||Organization and Administration of Activity Programs|
|KIN 120||Foundations of Kinesiology||KIN 450||Personal Training Certification|
|KIN 330||Measurement & Evaluation||KIN 451||Fitness Appraisal & Exercise Prescription|
|KIN 340||Foundations of Personal Fitness||KIN 463||Fundamentals of Strength & Conditioning|
|KIN 353||Physiology of Exercise||KIN 467||Exercise Testing (Field & Clinical)|
|KIN 357||Prevention & Care of Injuries||KIN 468||Exercise Psychology|
|KIN 417||Analysis of Movement||HSC 121||
Core Concepts in Health
Nutrition for an Active Lifestyle
Human Performance Lab | Performance for Body, Mind & Life
FHP students are able to get hands-on clinical and field experience through the Human Performance Lab (HPL).
The HPL is a fully-equipped, state-of-the-art research, teaching and training facility, specifically designed to measure standardized and innovative physiological and psychological determinants, responses, and performance across numerous interests, including:
- Thermoregulation & Environmental Stress
- Hydration & Muscle Recovery
- Stress Testing & Electrocardiography
- PyschoPhysiology & Electroencephalogram
- Exercise & Dietary Behavior
- Self-Regulation & Executive Functioning
- Weight Control & Body Composition
- and more...
National Certifications and Associations
American College of Sports MedicineThe American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) is the leader among certifying organizations offering several certifications within specialized areas of clinical and fitness settings. Fitness and Human Performance Studies is designed to prepare students for the highly sought after Health and Fitness Specialist Certification from ACSM.
National Strength & Conditioning Association
The National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) is a recognized leader in delivering scientific, peer-reviewed research and certifications about strength and conditioning. In coordination with the NSCA, we offer a Fundamentals of Strength and Conditioning course (KIN 463).
National Council on Strength & Fitness
The National Council on Strength & Fitness (NCSF) serves as a governing authority over the personal trainer certification program and regulatory standards, while also providing professional advocacy, legislative activity and collaboration with organizations and universities to disseminate valid, evidence-based information. In coordination with the NCSF, we offer a personal training course (KIN 450), which culminates with sitting for the Certified Personal Trainer exam.
Mr. Goodman has taught Physical Education and Health for ten years in the public schools, worked seven years in Intramural Sports and Activities at Stephen F. Austin State University and coached at the collegiate level.
Dr. Sinclair has 21 years of experience as a physical educator and a teacher educator.
Dr. Whitehead has 9 years teaching experience in higher education and includes Bachelor, Master and Doctoral levels.