Outer WrapperAbout The Program School of Education Human Performance and Fitness Bachelor's Degree Request InformationSchedule a Visit Apply Now As a human performance and fitness major, you’ll be part of a growing program that will help you build a strong sports science foundation through courses such as anatomy and physiology, biomechanics, and exercise physiology. Choose from two emphases: Health Promotion Exercise for Special Populations You'll also have the unique opportunity to work with professors in our Nora Staael Evert Human Performance Lab, fully equipped to enhance teaching and training in the clinical and applied aspects of exercise physiology! Lab Expansion Planned Northern's sports science lab will be upgraded in a state-of-the art expansion that will include a motion capture camera system and force plates for biomechanical analysis. Read more here! Wondering if this program is for you? This program will be a good fit if you are: Driven and committed, wanting to pass knowledge along and stay on top of latest research Personable, with good communication skills; a lot of daily contact Adaptable and dependable; not a typical schedule and many demands can be placed with little notice Invested in helping others and seeing them succeed Caring, compassionate and empathetic; people that are in it for the long-term wellbeing of others are needed in these positions Hands-on, and skilled at monitoring/assessing Careers With a degree in human performance and fitness, you could work as an: Activities Coordinator Athletic Trainer Corporate Wellness Trainer Dietician Nutritionist Physical Education Instructor Resort Manager Camp Director Cruise Recreation Director Emergency Medical Technician Health Information Coordinator Occupational Therapist Physical Therapist Recreation and Fitness Worker Spa Director Athlete/Coach Dancer/Dance Teacher Exercise Physiologist Personal Fitness Trainer Recreational Therapist Internships At Northern, getting out of the classroom and into a real-world workplace setting is a critical part of your education. In this program, you’ll work with your professors to find the internship opportunity that’s right for you, with two options available: PE 395: A field experience where you'll explore a possible career field for 150 hours PE 496: You'll work directly with professionals in the field for 150 hours Contact the Millicent Atkins School of Education at 605-626-2415 to learn more! Scholarships The NSU WolfPACT is the highest guaranteed, four-year scholarship in the region. But we also offer scholarships specific to education students. Contact the School of Education at 605-626-2415 to learn more! Courses Human Performance and Fitness (BS) Course Requirements and Student Learning Outcomes Plans of Study Human Performance - Emphasis in Health Promotion (BS) Plan of Study Human Performance - Emphasis in Exercise for Special Populations (BS) Plan of Study Human Performance - Pre-Physical/Occupational Therapy (BS) Plan of Study Program Success/Outcomes View this post on Instagram “I am originally from Edmonton Alberta, Canada. When I was a sophomore in high school, however, I had the opportunity to attend a high school in South Dakota with a program through my church. I ended up touring Northern with one of my friends who was a senior at the time. After touring campus, I decided that I wanted to come back to the States to continue my education at NSU. I am currently majoring in human performance and fitness with an emphasis in pre-physical therapy. I am also very active with extracurriculars on campus. For example, I am currently an RA in Wolves Memorial. I am also a member of the environmental club, RHA and the Fit Club that started earlier this year. One of my biggest commitments this year has been serving as the student chair/president of the Gypsy Day committee. We started planning Gypsy Day in January, and from there we assembled the executive team and the committee. This year’s Gypsy Day committee is very strong. There is so much to be excited about during Gypsy Week from the theme, to the parade, to the football game! I hope everyone else is as excited for it as I am.” – Abigail Ashton #beNORTHERN #unleashYOURpotential #NorthernStateU #GypsyDays A post shared by Northern State University (@northernstateu) on Oct 12, 2019 at 11:08am PDT Suggested Majors and Minors Students majoring in human performance and fitness often double major in: Biology Physical Education Psychology And they often minor in: Business Coaching Health Marketing Psychology Sport Management Study Abroad Experience the world while earning your degree through NSU Study Abroad! With hundreds of opportunities available around the globe, Northern can make your study abroad dream become a reality. Learn more! Undergraduate Research At Northern, you'll have the chance to conduct cutting-edge research that can have real-world impacts - while still an undergraduate student. Now with our brand new, state-of-the-art Jewett Regional Science Education Center, the sky is truly the limit. Learn more! Contact Information Ready to take the next step? Contact us today: Human performance and fitness academic advisor: Tim Moffett, 605-626-2272 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Human performance and fitness faculty advisor: TBA Want to learn more about living and learning at Northern? Contact NSU Admissions today 605-626-2544 or email@example.com! Still unsure of a major? We can help! Contact NSU Career Services at 605-626-3007 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Our Faculty Tim Moffett Department Psychology and Counseling School of Education Sport Sciences Programs Business Administration Associate Degree Business Administration Associate Degree (MIS Specialization) Business Administration Bachelor's Degree (Online) Human Performance and Fitness Bachelor's Degree Physical Education Bachelor's Degree Pre-Athletic Training Program Psychology Major Sport Marketing and Administration Bachelor's Degree Since 2015, I have greatly enjoyed working with Northern students. Before moving to South Dakota, I worked and lived in Minnesota, Illinois, Wyoming, South Korea, and Wisconsin. I graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from Eureka College (Illinois) and a master's of science in counseling (K-12 and higher education) from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Kelsie Roberts Department Programs Human Performance and Fitness Bachelor's Degree Aquasia Shaw Department School of Education Programs Human Performance and Fitness Bachelor's Degree Physical Education Bachelor's Degree Chelsee Shortt Department School of Education Sport Sciences Programs Educational Studies M.S.Ed. Degree (Online) Human Performance and Fitness Bachelor's Degree Physical Education Bachelor's Degree Pre-Athletic Training Program Sports Performance and Leadership Master's Degree Jessica Talmage Department School of Education Sport Sciences Programs Human Performance and Fitness Bachelor's Degree Jessica Talmage, who joined Northern's faculty in fall 2021, earned a bachelor's degree in exercise physiology in 2017 from East Carolina University. She then obtained a master's degree in 2018 and doctorate degree in 2021 in exercise science with a concentration in biomechanics from Auburn University, Auburn, Ala. Research Interests My research focuses on biomechanical analysis of athletes for injury prevention and performance enhancement. Specifically, I focus primarily on baseball/softball athletes and have published multiple papers on the topic.