NSU Catalog 2017-2018 
    May 24, 2024  
NSU Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Human Performance & Physical Fitness

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Gerber, Room 112
(605) 626-2415

Health and Physical Education Office
Gerber, Room 115
(605) 626-2417

Ms. Lori Bruns; Dr. Gregory Cantrell; Dr. Thomas Orr

Students who major in Human Performance and Fitness will be prepared for professional certification and employment in exercise, fitness, and/or health education. The student will gain a broad knowledge of the physiological mechanical, and psychological functions of the human body. Students become aware of the concepts that influence motor learning, behavior change, and society of sport. Students will be prepared for the American College of Sports Medicine Health/Fitness Specialist certification exam, the National Strength and Conditioning Association CSCS exam, and/or graduate studies in related fields. Minors available through the HPE Department include health education and coaching.

The health education minor offers preparation in the areas of first aid and CPR, personal health, community health, school health, and K-12 methods of health instruction. The coaching minor prepares varsity and youth sport coaches and leads to a coaching endorsement. As part of the system general education requirements, students should select biology in Goal #6.


Personal Training/Strength and Conditioning
Fitness Administration
Health and Fitness for Older Adults

Career Directions

Personal Trainer
Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Private, Community, or Hospital Wellness Program Director
Specialists in Health and Fitness for Special Populations
Commercial Health and Fitness Facility Administrators
Graduate Study


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