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Health and Human Performance, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Berea, KY, United States
The Health and Human Performance program of Berea College provides a broad and solid foundation for pursuit of a variety of professions, such as medical careers, physical therapy, athletic training, teaching, wellness promotion, recreation leadership, and sports management.
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The Department promotes in the Health and Human Performance student the desire to fully develop the ability to constructively use all of his/her potential capacities for movement, movement analysis, and movement education. Training and experiences are provided that will enhance the student’s skills and knowledge in exercise science, communication, creative self-expression, critical reflection, research, and leadership in the classroom and activity settings.

The Health and Human Performance program of Berea College requires the student to complete a series of core courses, with electives chosen in consultation with an advisor. The Health and Human Performance: Teaching P-12 has an established curriculum leading to teaching certification. Students interested in the Health and Human Performance major or the Health and Human Performance: Teaching P-12 major should contact a departmental faculty member as early as possible in their College career to explore areas of concentration.

B.A. Degree with a Major in Health and Human Performance Learning Goals

All Health and Human Performance majors will be able to:

  • Assess fitness, prescribe exercise, develop appropriate programs, demonstrate exercise science knowledge
  • Understand the importance of integrating all dimensions of wellness into healthy behaviors
  • Demonstrate competency in a variety of movement activities
  • Analyze movement
  • Identify cultural, social, psychological, historical impacts on profession
  • Understand and apply principles of motor learning (how people learn movement)
  • Generate activities (skill progressions) that are developmentally appropriate and safe
  • Interpret research relevant to our field
  • Demonstrate quantitative competency relevant to our field
  • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills in ways relevant to our field
  • Develop confidence in working with diverse populations
  • Develop skills in leadership and professional networking

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Performance
  • Statistics Human Performance
  • Motor Behavior Across Lifespan
  • Biomechanics & F Mvmt Analysis
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Individual & Dual Sports

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

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    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • International Application for Admission and Scholarship form.
  • International Personal Essay and Essay Cover Sheet.
  • Copy of official secondary school records.
  • Personal Statement of Financial Circumstances.
  • International Financial Questionnaire (IFQ).
  • International Financial Recommendation Form.
  • Two (2) Admission Recommendation forms, at least one of which should be written by a current or former teacher.
  • Copy of official scores from at least one of the following exams: TOEFL, IELTS, ACT or SAT. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    44100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22050 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    44100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22050 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Berea

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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