Bachelor of Science in Health and Human Performance 

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. This degree serves as preparation for an entry-level career in health, wellness, or sports as well as a foundation for graduate school.

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Meet the Program Director

Dr. Kathy Carroll is an assistant professor and the Program Director for the online B.S. 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.

Kathy Carroll

Degree Highlights

Required Hours

Major Requirements: 64 credit hours (up to 17 credit hours in electives)

Total Required: 120 credit hours

University Requirements/General Ed: 56 credit hours

Example Coursework

HHP 451 Professional Certifications in Health & Human Performance

HHP 401 Strength and Conditioning for Performance

HHP 421 Exercise and Special Populations

PSYC 356 Health Psychology


School of Undergraduate Studies

Upcoming Start Dates

January 12, 2021

March 9, 2021

What can you do after graduation?

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

Admission Requirements

ACU’s online undergraduate programs are intended for non-traditional students interested in gaining a bachelor’s degree in an online modality.

To be considered for admission, students must:

  • Be out of high school for at least four years.
  • Complete an “Online Undergraduate Program” application accompanied by a non-refundable processing fee.
  • Provide official transcripts of all previous academic work.

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