Health and Human Performance
health and human performance Berea College

Berea College

Health and Human Performance

Graduates may earn a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in General Health and Human Performance, P-12 Teaching, or Health Studies. We offer minors in Health Studies and Dance. Impactful learning opportunities through coursework and labor positions, within and outside the department, are offered to enrich students’ learning experiences.

Opportunities & Internships

Obtain certifications in:

  • American Red Cross First Aid, CPR & AED
  • American Red Cross First Aid & CPR Instructor
  • American Red Cross Water Safety
  • American Red Cross Lifeguard Training
  • Health and Physical Education K-12 Teaching
  • PADI Scuba Diving
  • NASPA Peer Health Educator
  • NSCA Certified Personal Trainer

Students have the opportunity to engage in labor positions such as teaching assistant, athletic training, coaching, personal training, officiating, outdoor recreation, etc. This program also offers experiential learning with course labs and community outreach service-learning opportunities as well as collaborative research experience, with the opportunity to publish or present at conferences.

Careers & Outcomes

Health and Human Performance graduates find success in a wide range of occupations and career paths including:

  • Athletic training
  • Aquatics
  • Biomechanics
  • Coaching
  • Dance Movement Therapy
  • Dance educator
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Fitness, Recreation and Sport Management
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Outdoor Adventures
  • Physical Therapy
  • Personal Training
  • Research
  • Sports Management
  • Sport Psychology
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Community health educator
  • Health coach
  • Worksite wellness worker
  • Health promotion program planner
  • Behavioral health specialist

I learned the foundational knowledge of kinesiology, anatomy, and biomechanics from
the brightest of minds which prepared me for my experience in Physical Therapy school.

Joel Cecil

Contact Us

Berea College | Seabury 218 | CPO 2187 | Berea, KY 40404 | 859-985-3431