Bachelor of Science in Health and Human Performance

Americans are increasingly pursuing active lifestyles. According to Forbes, the health and fitness industry is worth $30 billion annually and growing. As interest in human performance, fitness, and health continue to grow, people will turn to exercise professionals for guidance.

Americans are increasingly pursuing active lifestyles. According to Forbes, the health and fitness industry is worth $30 billion annually and growing. As interest in human performance, fitness, and health continue to grow, people will turn to exercise professionals for guidance.

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Our online degree programs are designed for busy working adults just like you – intentionally structured to allow you to balance work, life and other commitments. As a student of ACU Online, you are part of a vibrant, virtual, Christ-centered community.

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Our Locked-In Tuition program guarantees you’ll pay the same price for your entire undergraduate degree.

About the Program

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To approach health holistically, one must understand the many aspects that make up a human being. With ACU’s online Bachelor of Science in Health and Human Performance program, you’ll study the psychological, structural, physiological, and mechanical aspects of health and human movement activities.

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This degree serves as preparation for an entry-level career in health, wellness, or sports as well as a foundation for graduate school in areas such as aging, athletic training, chiropractics, exercise physiology, human growth, sports management, sport psychology and more.

Required Hours

Total: 120 hours
University Requirements: 56 hours
Major: 64 hours (up to 17 hours in electives)

Example Coursework

Professional Certifications in Health & Human Performance
Strength and Conditioning for Performance
Exercise and Special Populations
Health Psychology

Upcoming Start Dates

January 11, 2022
March 8, 2022

Common Job Titles

Exercise Physiologist
Fitness and Wellness Coordinator
Fitness Trainer or Instructor
Coach
Sports Scout

Meet the Program Director

Kathy Carrol, Bachelor of Science in Health and Human Performance

Dr. Kathy Carroll, Bachelor of Science in Health and Human Performance

Dr. Kathy Carroll is an assistant professor and the Program Director for the online Bachelor of Science in Health and Human Performance. She received her bachelor’s degree from Southwestern Oklahoma State University (Pharmacy), her master’s degree from Texas Woman’s University (Kinesiology/Exercise Physiology) and her doctorate from The University of Toledo (Health and Human Performance/Exercise Physiology). Kathy worked for several years as a pharmacist, before a career change that led her into higher education. She previously taught natural science and exercise science and served as department chair for Exercise and Sport Science. Kathy has a passion for teaching and a heart for helping people and is excited to bring these qualities into her role as program director.

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To be considered for admission, students must:

  • Submit official high school and/or college transcripts.
  • Complete the online program application accompanied by a non-refundable processing fee.

Students are not required to submit ACT or SAT test scores.

Graduation Requirements: Students must earn a 2.0 GPA or higher to meet graduation requirements and complete at least 33 advanced hours.

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Abilene Christian University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Ga. 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of ACU.

Abilene Christian University enjoys a strong national reputation as one of the leading private Christian universities in the west and southwest, indicated by various ratings (such as U.S. News and World Report and other reports).