Health and Human Performance

The Department of Health and Human Performance provides the opportunity to pursue three majors: Human Performance, Exercise Physiology and Health Sciences. The three majors share a common core of courses, including nutrition and human anatomy and physiology. After completing the core, students will enter the major that fits their interests and career goals. The department also offers minors in Human Performance, Physical Education, Health Promotion and Coaching. Through these majors and minors the department will encourage students to live healthy, active lifestyles in addition to preparing them for graduate study or career opportunities. All C of I students will have an opportunity to learn lifelong skills in activity courses offered through the department, including tennis, scuba diving and rock climbing.

Why study Health and Human Performance at The College of Idaho?

The College of Idaho has a longstanding tradition and outstanding reputation for preparing students for successful careers in the health professions. The Department of Health and Human Performance offers students liberal arts-grounded preparation for a variety of careers in the areas of health promotion, wellness, nutrition, fitness and traditional health professions.  In all three majors, students work closely with C of I professors, engaging in hands-on learning and laboratory research. Examples include working with dadavers in the Human A&P courses, classroom and research experiences in exercise physiology laboratory, internship opportunities, and off-campus study.

Career Opportunities for C of I Health and Human Performance Students

Graduates from the Department of Health and Human Performance will be prepared for graduate programs in health professions such as physical and occupational therapy, nursing, athletic training and physician's assistant (PA) studies. Other opportunities include careers in teaching, coaching, nutrition, health promotion, exercise physiology, fitness, sport psychology, and motor development and learning.