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Human Performance Comprehensive

Bachelor of Science

The Human Performance degree program is designed for students with multiple interests within human performance and kinesiology. The program allows students to create a personalized Health and Human Performance degree by completing at least 21 hours of coursework in two separate major concentrations from the following disciplines: athletic training, exercise science, physical education and sport management.

When you graduate, you’ll be qualified to sit for certification exams necessary to qualify for the career you want. Ideal positions for graduates of this degree include personal trainer, fitness facility manager, health educator, recreational coach and more.

Visit the Academic Catalog for information regarding program admission requirements, prerequisites, course offerings and more.

Program Facts

Program Format

On Campus

Academic Term

Spring, Summer and Fall semesters

Number of Credits


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Sample Courses

AH200 Introduction to Athletic Training

3 Credits

Overview of athletic training profession with emphasis on the basic fundamentals utilized by the athletic trainer in prevention, recognition, care, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries. 

EX442 Sport and Exercise Nutrition

3 Credits

The role of diet in human performance, especially as it pertains to exercise performance, adaptation, and recovery. Course content will address nutrients, metabolism, and dietary requirements, as well as how diet can be manipulated to best achieve goals in performance and/or body composition. 

PE250 Basic Life Support

1 Credits

American Heart Association Basic Life Support training reinforces healthcare professionals’ understanding of the importance of early CPR and defibrillation, basic steps of performing CPR, relieving choking, and using an AED; and the role of each link in the Chain of Survival.

Career Outlook

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports faster-than-average growth for the health and human performance field. In fact, the field is expected to grow by 14% through 2032.1 Prepare for rewarding and in-demand careers in this field with a Human Performance degree from the University of West Alabama.


  1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. “Fitness Trainers and Instructors.” (September 6, 2023). Retrieved February 28, 2024, from
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