Department of Health and Human Performance :: Welcome

Promote Health. STRENGTHEN Communities.

We strive to prepare the next generation of leaders in health, kinesiology and sport management. You will gain knowledge and real-world experience in diverse community and global settings. Our faculty and students produce and disseminate quality research that is current and relevant to communities of learners in our academic, professional and global environments.

We offer undergraduate and graduate programs in health with teacher certification; public health; kinesiology with teacher certification; human performance; and sports and recreation management.

Our accomplished faculty and small class sizes produce an inviting atmosphere for learning and scholarship.

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Department of Health and Human Performance :: Welcome from the Department Head

Dean Culpepper, Ph.D.

Welcome from the Department Head

Welcome to the Department of Health and Human Performance at Texas A&M University-Commerce. We offer graduate and undergraduate programs in health with teacher certification, public health, kinesiology with teacher certification, human performance, and sport and recreation management. Our accomplished faculty and small class sizes produce an inviting atmosphere for learning and scholarship.

Dean Culpepper, Ph.D.
Interim Department Head and Assistant Professor
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Department of Health and Human Performance :: Programs Tabs

Explore Our Programs

Health and Human Performance Programs: Undergraduate

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Health and Human Performance Programs: Graduate

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Health and Human Performance: Graduate Certificates

Sports Coaching Graduate Certificate

This online program covers all four areas of coaching: physical, psychological, tactical and technical. The mix of theory and practice will give you the ability to impact your athletes’ mental and physical performance.

Where It Is Offered Online
Duration

1 year

Foreign Language

Not Required

Delivery Fully Online
Total Credit Hours

12

Thesis Requirements

Not Required

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Department of Health and Human Performance :: HHP Minors

Health and Human performance minors

The Department of Health and Human Performance offers multiple minor options, including athletic training, health, coaching athletics, sport and recreation management, and human performance.

Athletic Training Minor

If you’re interested athletic training, you can pursue a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and sports studies (human performance emphasis) with an athletic training minor. The athletic training minor allows you to complete the required courses to qualify for the Texas Licensure exam to become a Licensed Athletic Trainer within the state of Texas.

You will be required to complete 1,800 apprenticeship hours under the supervision of an athletic trainer, which must be completed over a minimum of five fall or spring semesters. To become a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC), you can pursue a master’s degree in a CAATE accredited athletic training program upon completion of your bachelor’s degree. Our program will help you complete pre-requisites and gain experience for an accredited master’s program. Please contact Sarah Mitchell for more details.

For more information contact Sarah Mitchell, 903.886.5543

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HHP::Upcoming Events

Upcoming Department Events

We look forward to seeing you at one of our next departmental events!

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Department of Health and Human Performance :: Scholarships

Scholarships

Graduate with Less Debt

As a health and human performance student, you have access to a wide range of scholarships specific to your degree.

Delmer Brown Athletic Trainer Endowment

The Delmer Brown Athletic Trainer Endowment is awarded to deserving students in the athletic trainer program.

Awards are made to designated individuals chosen by a committee as determined by the Athletic Director.

Jesse Hawthorne Endowment

The Jesse Hawthorne Endowment is available for graduate students majoring in health and human performance.

Jency and Kent Holbert HHP Scholarship

The Jency and Kent Holbert HHP Scholarship is available for full-time students majoring in health and human performance who are experiencing financial hardship. You must be accepted into the field-based student teaching program or its successor.

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Student Organizations

Phi Pi Delta

Majors Club

The organization for health and human performance majors, Phi Pi Delta (Majors Club), provides many advantages for its members. We encourage all health and human performance majors to stop by the Field House office 100 and sign-up. Membership dues are only $25.00 per year. Faculty Chair: Dean Culpepper

  • Meet new people that share common interests
  • Network with important people in your field of study
  • Financial assistance for attending Professional Conventions
  • Social involvement with faculty and other students
    (school activities, homecoming, Rangers games and much more)
  • Gain valuable experience that will help your professional career

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Department of Health and Human Performance :: Featured News

News Spotlights

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Department of Health and Human Performance :: Meet our Faculty and Staff

Meet our Department

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Department of Health and Human Performance :: Contact

Contact Us

  • P.O. Box 3011
  • Commerce, TX 75429-3011
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