Health and Human Performance

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Type of Degree: Major
Department:  Human Performance and Sport Studies Department

There is a growing demand for professionals in the industry of health, exercise and fitness. You’ll learn how to enhance and maximize physical performance, become effective in the instruction of health and healthy living, and create activities and programs to promote wellness.


Exercise Science Focus

Heidelberg’s health and human performance major focuses on the area of exercise science. You’ll examine the relationship between exercise and human performance and topics covering biomechanics, exercise physiology, nutrition, and evaluation techniques. This is a common major for students interested in coaching or personal training.

Meet the Faculty

Our students say the best part of Heidelberg is working with their professors. Meet the faculty of this department. 


  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Wellness Coordinator
  • Personal Trainor
  • Athletic Coach


Michael StullMichael Stull ‘07

Michael is the creator and CEO of a health and wellness consulting business where he works with clients as a personal trainer, exercise physiologist, strength and conditioning specialist, and fitness expert.

My education from Heidelberg helped me establish myself as a leader in the health and wellness field. Specifically, my classes within the English Department prepared me to become a lead columnist and write and publish wellness articles for several large respected magazine publications in Southwest Florida. Additionally, I have also been able to excel in public speaking and presenting to large businesses and groups. I consider my education from Heidelberg University to be an invaluable asset to my career.


Below is a sampling of courses offered in health and human performance. For more information, see the major requirements.

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Health and Wellness Anatomy for Orthopedic Assessment Early Movement Experience Exercise Physiology
Acute Care of Injury and Illness Recreational Activities Administration  of Sport, Fitness, and Recreation Kinesiology and Biomechanics
Coaching Techniques Nutrition Facility and Event Management Adaptive Physical Education

For a more detailed academic schedule, or to ask questions about any of our majors, contact the Admission Office at or 419-448-2330.

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