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Department of Health Promotion and Human Performance


Department Chair: Jennifer Turley, PhD
Location: Reed K. Swenson Building, Room 102D
Telephone Contact:  Lisa Pedersen 801-626-6742; Danielle Orozco 801-626-6691
Professors: Jack Loughton, Michael Olpin, Molly Smith, Jennifer Turley; Associate Professors: Rodney Hansen, Valerie Herzog, Joan Thompson; Assistant Professors: Gerilynn Conlin, Patricia Cost, Matthew Donahue, Chris Eisenbarth, Jordan Hamson-Utley, Brian Lyons, Melissa Masters, Brian McGladrey, Jennifer Ostrowski, Chad Smith, James Zagrodnik

The Department of Health Promotion and Human Performance (HPHP) in the Jerry and Vickie Moyes College of Education offers programs that promote lifelong wellness from a variety of disciplines. The teaching environment, supported by faculty with diverse expertise, creates quality learning communities that offer undergraduates exceptional educational experiences. The state-of-the-art facilities – including fully equipped human performance exercise biochemistry, nutrition and athletic training/physical therapy laboratories, a networked computer lab, swimming and hydrotherapy pool, and ample indoor and outdoor recreational, fitness, sport and activity areas, and indoor climbing wall – provide an outstanding arena for student instruction. With a curriculum designed to develop professional knowledge and skills, graduates from the department are prepared to work in a variety of educational, health and fitness settings.

Through instruction, scholarship and service, the department of Health Promotion and Human Performance offers a Master of Science degree in athletic training and Bachelor of Science degrees in athletic training, athletic therapy, health promotion, human performance management and physical education. Minors include coaching sport, health promotion and health promotion teaching, nutrition education, physical education/coaching, and recreation. In addition, the department offers undergraduate and graduate programs for the department of teacher education, the master of education program, and supports Weber State University and community wellness related activities.

The department also supports the efforts of under graduates seeking the bachelor of integrated studies degree, offering health promotion, nutrition education, physical education/coaching, recreation/leisure services, exercise science, and sports medicine as emphases for the BIS Program.

Mission Statement

The Department of Health Promotion and Human Performance supports and enhances the mission of the University by promoting and integrating into the University experience the applied sciences of exercise, athletic training, physical education, sport, health, and nutrition through effective and impactful instruction, scholarship and service. This is accomplished by professional preparation and personal service that helps individuals maintain and enhance human performance and quality of life.

See also Master of Science in Athletic Training (MS) 


    Bachelor of ScienceEmphasis Option for Bachelor of Integrated Studies

       BIS emphases are also offered for most programs with a minor.

    MinorHonors, DepartmentalCertification