Why HHP at E&H?

Academic Program

Instruction in the Emory & Henry Health and Human Performance Department is distinctive for several reasons.

First is our commitment to a well-rounded liberal arts education. We believe that students who gain wide exposure to history, literature, and culture have the potential to show the greatest leadership and management skills in physical education teaching, coaching, sport management, recreation, or any other chosen area of Health and Human Performance.

Second, is our commitment to instill in our students the motivation to condition mind and body and to relate knowledge and experience in achieving lifetime wellness.

Third, we believe students need to understand the major underlying issues in the field while also gaining specific experience. In class, students grapple with significant issues in areas such as liability, wellness, ethical behavior, and leadership. Outside class, many forms of hands-on experience are available for teaching practical applications.


The King Health and Physical Education Center serves as the focal point for the Health and Human Performance Department and the varsity sports program at Emory & Henry. Having undergone a $2 million addition in 2000, the King Center features a 2,200-seat gymnasium used extensively for basketball and volleyball, a junior Olympic swimming pool, the state-of-the-art Gibson Fitness Center, two handball courts, athletic training clinic, locker rooms, classrooms, offices, and the Porterfield Lounge.

Other campus athletic facilities are the Fred Selfe Stadium, DeVault Baseball Field, the Richardson Tennis Courts, an outdoor beach volleyball court, measured fitness trails, disc golf course, and a nine-hole Charles Lynch Golf Links. A renovated Martin-Brock Student Center provides an additional gymnasium, a game room, and two wellness areas.

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For further information regarding majors and minors in the Health and Human Performance Department, please contact:

Beverly Sheddan, Chair  bsheddan@ehc.edu (276) 944 - 6148   
Dr. Rebecca R. Buchanan  rbuchanan@ehc.edu  (276) 944 - 6831

World of Work

  • <h4 class="lw_blurbs_title"></h4><div class="lw_blurbs_body"><ul><li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="2"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Course work develops skills sought by employers in leadership, fundraising, marketing, and more.</span></li><li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="2"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Required internships develop professional experience</span></li><li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="2"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Teacher preparation track prepares students for licensure</span></li></ul></div>

Handcraft this Major

  • <h4 class="lw_blurbs_title"></h4><div class="lw_blurbs_body"><ul><li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="2"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Choose your B.A. degree program:</span></li><ul><li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="3"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Health and Human Performance for Teacher Preparation</span></li><li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="3"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Human Performance</span></li><li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="3"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Sport Management</span></li></ul><li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="2"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Tailor your internships and course projects to your unique career interests</span></li></ul></div>