Program Options

Lifting Weights

You may specialize in one of several emphases:

  • exercise science
  • health
  • recreation
  • elementary or secondary physical education
  • a general HHP major

Six core HHP courses plus five core courses required of all Dordt students give HHP majors a broad background shaped by a strong Christian worldview. You’ll choose from a variety of electives to fit your emphasis.

Some pre-physical therapy students choose to major in HHP.

You’ll find many opportunities on campus to be involved in your field. Some students work as student trainers for the department and the athletic teams; others help teach HHP activity classes. Some coordinate the intramural program on campus or work in the recreation center. Many play on intramural teams, and students in one class go into elementary school classrooms to help. Majors serve as assistant coaches for athletic teams and find opportunities to coach in local schools. Our students also help Special Olympic athletes in soccer, basketball, and track.

Master of education:  We offer a master of education program, allowing students to earn an advanced degree in sport leadership.