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The Department of Health Promotion & Human Performance (HPHP) in the Jerry & Vickie Moyes College of Education offers programs that promote lifelong wellness from a variety of disciplines. The teaching environment, supported by faculty with diverse expertise, creates quality-learning communities that offer undergraduates exceptional educational experiences.

The state-of-the-art facilities, including fully equipped human performance exercise biochemistry, nutrition and athletic training/physical therapy laboratories; a networked computer lab; swimming and hydrotherapy pools; ample indoor and outdoor recreational, fitness, sport and activity areas and indoor climbing wall, provide an outstanding arena for student instruction. With a curriculum designed to develop professional knowledge and skills, graduates from the department are prepared to work in a variety of educational, health and fitness settings.

Through instruction, scholarship and service, HPHP offers Bachelor of Science degrees in health promotion, human performance management and physical education. Minors include coaching sport, health promotion and health promotion teaching, physical education and coaching education teaching and recreation. In addition, the department supports undergraduate and graduate programs for the Department of Teacher Education and Master of Education program and supports Weber State University and community wellness related activities.

The department also supports the efforts of undergraduates seeking the Bachelor of Integrated Studies degree, offering health promotion, physical education/coaching, recreation/leisure services and exercise science as emphases for the BIS Program.

Mission Statement

To inspire future professionals by providing a high quality education through an innovative, engaged learning experience.

Alumni Relations

Stay in touch with WSU and connect with current students and other alumni through the Alumni Association. You can support the next generation of HPHP professionals by contributing to our department. To make your donation, visit the link below and click “Donate.” Under “Area of Support” select “Other areas of support” and type “HPHP” into the text box. Thank you for your support.

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News & Events

For news and events, announcements in HPHP, see the digital boards inside the Swenson Complex.



The annual Swenson Awards honors successful graduates of the Department of Health Promotion & Human Performance.

An awards ceremony is held at the end of every spring semester.

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