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 Dean

Dr. Joey Cope is Dean of the College of Graduate and Professional Studies at Abilene Christian University. He oversees all of the online undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs. He also serves as Associate Vice President for Academics and as the Associate General Counsel for the ACU Dallas Campus.

Joey received his Bachelor of Arts in Telecommunications from Texas Tech University and his Juris Doctorate from Texas Tech University School of Law. He earned a Graduate Certificate in Dispute Resolution from the Pepperdine University School of Law.

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Degree Highlights

Required Hours

University Requirements/General Ed: 56 credit hours

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

Total Required: 120 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

October 20, 2020

January 12, 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.