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Sports Exercise Science: Human Performance B.S. 

The Human Performance program at UNC is a four-year degree program centered around studying human movement and motion. Students receive practical and real-world experience built on a strong theoretical and scientific foundation. With a broad set of courses across multiple disciplines, students enrolled in this 120-credit-hour major study the fundamentals of chemistry, kinesiology, and biomechanics, as well as the psychology of exercise, and prevention and care of sports injuries. Graduates will be well-equipped to work in cardiac rehabilitation, gerontological fitness, fitness management, conditioning, ergonomics and more.

Gary Heise, Ph.D.

Program Coodinator

Dr. Gary Heise

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B.S. in Sport and Exercise Science: Human Performance

The Human Performance Bachelor of Science degree program offers students practical and clinical experience grounded in theory and science. The Human Performance program is a National Strength and Conditioning Association education recognition program.

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Your Future in Sport and Exercise Science

UNC’s Sport and Exercise Science: Human Performance emphasis positions you for success in careers in areas like fitness, rehabilitation, personal training, biomechanics, and fitness and exercise program management.

Consider UNC’s B.S in Human Performance if you want to:

  • Have a passion for fitness and health
  • Like working with people
  • Want to make a difference in your community

You’ll learn:

  • Psychology
  • Kinesiology and biomechanics
  • Cardiac rehabilitation

Sample courses:

  • Prevention and Care of Sports Injuries
  • Biomechanics
  • Anatomical Kinesiology
  • Exercise Programming for Cancer Patients

Beyond the Classroom

The Human Performance program at UNC is centered around practical, hands-on experience, and is recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association education recognition program. Our students have participated in internships at numerous local and regional facilities, including UNC’s Cancer Rehabilitation Institute, North Colorado Medical Center’s CardioVascular Institute of North Colorado, Denver Athletic Club and VASA Fitness in Greeley.

Where can your degree take you?

  • cardiac rehabilitation
  • gerontological fitness
  • fitness and exercise program management
  • conditioning of athletes
  • biomechanics
  • ergonomics
  • sport and exercise leadership
  • stress management

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