Degrees & Requirements

The Health and Human Performance program at Emory & Henry offers three major tracks that will prepare you for a career in a number of Sport and Physical Education related fields.

  • Health & Human Performance-Core Courses

    HHP 211 Foundations of Health, Safety and Physical Education (3)
    HHP 222 Recreation, Health and Physical Education (3)
    HHP 231 Personal Health (3)
    HHP 251 Safety Education (3)
    HHP 334 Evaluation in Physical Education (3)
    Total15

  • Health & Physical Education-Teacher Preparation (B.A.)

    Departmental Requirements:
    HHP CORE (15)
    HHP 220 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries (3)
    HHP 232 School and Community Health (3)
    HHP 261 Applied Anatomy and Kinesiology (3)
    HHP 335 Physical Education for Exceptional Children (3)
    HHP 412 Skills and Techniques in Teaching Physical Education (3)
    Ten physical education activity courses* (5)
    Total35
    Additional Requirements:
    BIOL 310 Exercise Physiology (4)
    SOCI 226 Marriage and Family (3)
    MATH 121 College Algebra (3)

    * The student must take a swimming proficiency test or a class in swimming (154, 156, 158) as one of the ten activity courses.

    The senior project for students in the four year program is supervised student teaching.

    Students in the five year program add HHP 336 for the senior project.  

    Licensure Requirements:
    EDUC 114 Introduction to Education (1)
    EDUC 115 Early Field Experience (.5)
    EDUC 115 Early Field Experience (.5)
    EDUC 305 Human Growth and Development (3)
    EDUC 320 Technology and Instructional Design (3)
    EDUC 440 Seminar: Teaching in Secondary School (2)
    EDUC 441 Supervised Teaching in Secondary School (10)
    EDUC 445 Foundations of Education (3)
    EDUC 449 Reading, Writing and Instruction in Content Areas (3)
    EDUC 450 Curriculum and Instruction in Secondary School (3)
    Total32
    Additional Requirements
    One course from: (3)
    HIST 111 American History to 1861*
    HIST 112 American History since 1862*
    STAT 161 Introduction to Statistics** (4)
    Recommended
    EDUC 401 Practicum in Education (2)

    *Met as Modes of Inquiry Core Requirement.

    **Statistics 161 is required in addition to the mathematics requirement in the major.

    The student should select core courses to meet state licensure requirements while fulfilling college graduation requirements.

    Education 440, 441, and 450 are taken in the professional semester.

    Student Teaching is the senior project for teacher preparation, but individual departments may have additional senior project requirements.

    For an add-on endorsement in driver education, the student must take Health & Human Performance 241 and 341.  

  • Human Performance (B.A.)

    Required courses are,. In consultation with the department, the student must select an approved minor or a contextual and support area. Electives may include one or more coaching classes, and one or more internships in the major or minor area.

    HHP CORE (15)
    HHP 220 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries (3)
    HHP 261 Applied Anatomy and Kinesiology (3)
    HHP 335 Physical Education for Exceptional Children (3)
    HHP 336 Leadership in Sport and Society (3)
    HHP 412 Skills and Techniques in Teaching Physical Education (3)
    Ten physical education activity courses* (5)
    Total35
    Additional Requirement:
    MATH 121 College Algebra (3)

    * The student must take a swimming proficiency test or a class in swimming (154, 156, 158) as one of the ten activity courses.

    The senior project is a seminar in leadership conducted in 336.

    In consultation with the department, the student must select an approved minor or a contextual and support area.

  • Human Performance-Sport Management (B.A.)

    HHP CORE (15)
    HHP 324 Coaching and Officiating Sport (3)
    HHP 336 Leadership in Sport and Society (3)
    HHP 360 Social and Psychological Dimensions of Sport (3)
    HHP 430 Sport and Facility Management (3)
    HHP 470 Internship (3-6)
    Five physical education activity courses* (2.5)
    Total32.5- 35.5
    Additional Requirements:
    One course from: (3-4)
    MATH 121 College Algebra (3)
    MATH 123 Precalculus (3)
    MATH 151 Calculus I (4)
    One course from: (4)
    STAT 161 Introduction to Statistics
    STAT 162 Introduction to Statistics for the Social Sciences
    STAT 163 Introduction to Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

    CIMT 140 Introduction to Computers (3)
    Minor in 18 accounting, international business, or management
    OR complete six contextual and support courses approved by the department

    * The student must take a swimming proficiency test or a class in swimming (154, 156, 158) as one of the five activity courses.

    The senior project is met by 470.

  • Minor in Human Performance

    A student may minor in human performance by completing six courses: 211, 220, 222, 231 or 336, 251, and 412. In addition, minors must take five activity courses. Any substitution of courses in the minor must be approved by the department chair.

  • Minor in Sport Management

    A student may minor in sport management by completing six courses: 211, 324, 336, 360, 430, and 470. In addition, minors must take five activity courses. Any substitution of courses in the minor must be approved by the department chair.


  • This information is effective using the most recent Academic Catalog for more detailed course descriptions you can view the Academic Catalog here.

    For Current Students, you may check your individual degree requirements using Self-Service. More information in regards to this can be found on the Registrar’s page.

Information about Majors  

Teacher preparation majors work with public school students in a variety of settings culminating in the student-teaching experience.

Human Performance majors prepare to enhance wellness, fitness and sport opportunities for youth and adults.

Sport Management majors prepare students for business-related careers in the sport field. Sport management majors choose from a variety of on- and off-campus internship opportunities.