2022-2023 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    Dec 06, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Health and Human Performance, B.A.

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Program Learning Outcomes

All Health and Human Performance majors will be able to:

  1. Speak and write effectively to a target audience on essential information in human movement/health and human performance.
  2. Critically evaluate and integrate new information into professional practice to solve relevant health or fitness problems.
  3. Assess fitness and human movement to determine risk for injury and develop programs to improve human performance.
  4. Describe the mechanisms (i.e. metabolic, physiologic, biomechanical, and developmental) by which physical activity aids in health promotion, performance enhancement and disease prevention.
  5. Demonstrate preparedness to serve others in various fitness or health care settings through their selected vocation and calling.

Lower-Division Elective

Lower-Division Total: 21-24 Units

Required Concentration

Students must select a minimum of 11 additional units below that are not counting in the major requirements above.

Pre-Allied Health

Upper-Division Total: 36-37 Units

Major Total: 57-61 Units

4-Year Credential Track: Single Subject Teaching Credential

Majors in the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees complete a minimum of 128 units to graduate. The following majors have the option of choosing the 4-year credential track by fulfilling additional units within the undergraduate degree in fulfillment of the Single Subject California Teaching Credential.

For the 4-year credential track, the following 3000- or 4000-level credential courses are strategically added to the undergraduate degree course plan. These courses represent the required courses for the California SB2042 Single Subject Teaching Credential. Students desiring to enroll in the 4-year credential track would need to make application to the Teacher Education program before entry in the 3rd credential course, meeting all program, university and state requirements for classroom observations and tests required prior to student teaching. Students will be vetted through a screening process, which may include a faculty interview, prior to being placed in student teaching. Candidates major in the academic discipline of their choice (e.g. Kinesiology) and are co-advised by both departments throughout their undergraduate program.

Candidates may also apply to the School of Education Graduate Program to fulfill the remaining requirements toward the California Teaching Credential(s). Any 4000-level courses cross listed with the 6000-level credential courses cannot be repeated between the undergraduate and graduate programs. At the point that the requirements for the undergraduate degree are fulfilled, the candidate would apply to the Graduate School of education and complete the remaining courses required for the credential post-baccalaureate.

The following courses may be used for the credentialing purposes in the State of California. When taken prior to the posting of a baccalaureate degree, unit values may not be applied toward master’s degree courses. Other appropriate master’s degree-level courses must be substituted for unit values.


*Requires 20 hours of supervised field experience working with students in a classroom setting.

**BIO 4063  also satisfies this credential requirement.

***ART 4055  also satisfies this credential requirement.

****MUE 4054  also satisfies this credential requirement.

3+2 Master of Science in Athletic Training Track

The 3+2 Master of Science in Athletic Training (3+2 MSAT track) is an accelerated program that allows students to obtain a Bachelor of Arts in Health and Human Performance and a Master of Science in Athletic Training in five years. The 3+2 MSAT track is divided into two components: the pre-professional phase which includes the completion of years 1-3 and the professional phase which includes academic years 4-5. During the professional phase students will compete all of the requirements for the Master of Science in Athletic Training.

Students within the Pre-Allied Health concentration desiring to apply to the 3+2 MSAT track can apply to the program upon successful completion of year 3 and upon meeting all requirements for entry into the program. Students entering the 3+2 MSAT track will earn their Bachelor of Arts in Health and Human Performance upon successful completion of their 4th year and will earn a Master of Science in Athletic Training degree upon successful completion of year 5.

The following 5000-level courses have been strategically added to the undergraduate degree course plan and must be taken during the final year for the Bachelor’s degree to be granted. These courses represent the courses taken in the 1st year of the Master of Science in Athletic Training and can be used as upper-division electives within the Health and Human Performance major.

Required courses to complete the professional phase of the 3+2 MSAT track

  • ATR 6007 - Research Project Seminar (1)
  • ATR 6008 - Research Seminar II (1)
  • ATR 6010 - Therapeutic Interventions (3)
  • ATR 6010L - Therapeutic Interventions Laboratory (1)
  • ATR 6011 - Advanced Functional Movement Interventions (3)
  • ATR 6015 - Therapeutic Agents (2)
  • ATR 6015L - Therapeutic Agents Laboratory (1)
  • ATR 6020 - Pharmacology for Allied Health Care Professionals (2)
  • ATR 6050 - Psychology of Sport, Injury, and Rehabilitation (2)
  • ATR 6065 - Leadership and Management in Athletic Training (3)
  • ATR 6085 - General Medical Conditions and Medical Terminology (3)
  • ATR 6092 - Clinical Preceptorship (3)
  • ATR 6093 - Clinical Practicum I (3)
  • ATR 6094 - Clinical Practicum II (3)
  • ATR 6099 - Athletic Training Capstone (2)
  • KIN 6026 - Sport and Exercise Nutrition for Peak Performance (3)

To view course descriptions, please see the current Graduate and Professional Studies catalog.

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