Health and Human Performance Minor
A minor in Health and Human Performance (HHP) will equip you with knowledge of exercise and the human body. It will also help you develop your skills in leading exercise programs or teaching people how to improve their health and fitness.Request Info
An HHP minor combined with one of several majors at Dordt can provide the skills and knowledge in health and wellness you need to educate and serve others. Throw in a Kingdom-focused understanding of the human body and you’ll be able to choose from a wide array of professional opportunities upon graduating. Your HHP education will help you develop your skills through classroom and lab-based learning, field experiences, internships, and a vast array of hands-on opportunities.
You’ll also have an opportunity to be part of Dordt’s Pre-Physical Therapy club and Pre-Professional Health Sciences Club. You can even pursue certification as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).
What You'll Learn
As an HHP minor at Dordt, you’ll learn the historical context of health and human performance and how to live obediently in a rapidly changing world. You’ll develop a scripturally based perspective on health activities. And you’ll recognize how God wants us to live and care for our bodies. Coursework is unique in that you’ll choose six approved courses from the HHP course offerings. This creates a curriculum that you can tailor to meet your individual goals.
What You Can Do With A Health and Human Performance Minor
When you minor in Health and Human Performance, you’ll leave Dordt with the skills to pursue various opportunities in the Human Health and Performance field. You could be an athletic trainer, a health club manager, or a health educator.
An Athletic Trainer prevents, diagnoses, and treats different athletic injuries and illnesses.
A Sports Dietitian works with athletes to help them optimize their nutrition in correlation with their athletic performance and ability.
A Health Coach works with their clients to help change their lifestyle in order to improve their overall health and wellness.
Students looking to get an HHP minor will select six courses within the HHP course offerings. These courses must be approved by the HHP department chairperson.
Students will choose six approved courses within the HHP course offerings. Courses may be tailored to meet individual goals. The HHP department chairperson must approve the six courses.
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