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Health and Human Performance

As health promotion, exercise and disease prevention have become increasingly important to people, professionals that address these needs play a key role in helping others adopt and enjoy healthier lifestyles. Students can choose to pursue careers as teachers, community health educators, health and fitness professionals, outdoor recreation leaders, sports scientists, athletic trainers, or coaches.

Experience learning

At NMU, you’ll receive the perfect mix of fundamental theory and hands-on learning, all wrapped up in our unique learning environment. You’ll work closely with expert faculty in our excellent educational facilities and outstanding natural areas, conduct real-life research and have the opportunity to intern with local, regional and national organizations. You can attend symposiums and conferences and may even end up presenting your own work.

Career excellence

Our graduates work in schools, health clubs, state and national parks, federal agencies, corporations, cardiac rehab clinics, hospitals and universities, to name a few. Graduates from our pre-professional program, Sports Science, successfully go on to graduate degrees such as medicine, physical therapy, and occupational therapy. Students graduating from majors in the School of Health and Human Performance are competitive in the job market due to the opportunity for nationally recognized professional certifications.
Academic student orgs include <a href="http://myweb.nmu.edu/~hps/HPIndex.htm" target="_blank">Health Promotion Society</a>, <a href="/hper/node/36" target="_blank">Student Association for Sports Science</a>, <a href="/hper/node/85" target="_blank">Physical Education Student Organization</a>, <a href="/hper/node/37" target="_blank">Organization for Outdoor Recreation Professionals</a> and <a href="/hper/node/35">Student Athletic Training Organization</a>.The Wildland Firefighting certificate and minor is an opportunity for students to get formal training in an industry that has great demand. <a href="http://www.nmu.edu/hper/firefighting">Learn more.</a>Students in Health and Human Performance don&quo;t just study from textbooks, they study from experience. Each program in this school utilizes hands-on and technical training to better equip students for the "real world."

Degrees Offered

Master of Science

What you’ll do at NMU

Tweak your toeholds and bouldering techniques in a rock climbing class. Teach children in developing countries how proper hygiene and nutrition will improve their lives. Spend the summer interning with a professional sports team. Or join one of our professional student groups and organize activities and events for the whole community. Whether it’s related to academics, service or pure fun, getting involved is easy, and unforgettable! You’ll also have the personal attention and support of talented, caring teachers every step of the way

School of Health and Human Performancehhp@nmu.edu906-227-2130

If you have college credit and want to find out what will transfer to NMU, please visit www.nmu.edu/transfercredit