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Health and Human Performance, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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Health and Human Performance program from Montana State University - Billings

The mission of the Department of Health and Human Performance is to prepare highly competent professionals who are committed to leadership, lifelong learning, exceptional service, and the promotion of healthy lifestyles in diverse health, physical education and sport settings. Graduate study in the department includes coursework, research, and internship opportunities for students to advance their personal and professional competence in these areas.

Students in this option are equally well-prepared for work in professional positions in medical, community, corporate, or school settings such as:

  • Strength Training Facilities
  • Rehabilitation Programs
  • Fitness Centers
  • Medical Sales

Or for graduate study in any of the diverse disciplines that deal with human movement including:

  • Athletic Training
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Kinesiology
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physician Assistant Programs

Coursework involves study in multiple disciplines emphasizing:

  • sound clinical insight and understanding,
  • research, laboratory work, and internships, and
  • a thorough understanding of human movement.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Accurately assess, plan, supervise, and evaluate a person's health and human performance.
  • Critically and ethically evaluate human movement and performance.
  • Develop, implement and evaluate evidence-based interventions in health and fitness activities
  • Correctly interpret, apply and conduct research in human movement and performance.
  • Effectively communicate to diverse constituencies.

Future Occupations

  • Medical Sales
  • Rehabilitation Programs
  • Fitness Centers
  • Strength and Training Facilities

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:

  • Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries 
  • Medical Terminology 
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Microbiology for Health Sciences 
  • First Responder Emergency Care 
  • Personal Health and Wellness 
  • Global Health Issues 
  • Foundations of Exercise Science/Lab 
  • Principles of Strength and Conditioning
  • Basic Human Nutrition

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.

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

  • Minimum required score:


    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: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 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

  • ACT composite score of 22 or
  • SAT combined math and verbal score of 1030 or
  • 2.5 grade point average or
  • Rank in the upper half of your high school graduating class

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19245 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19245 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Montana Residents1940$ per 1-5 creditsNon-Residents5220$ per 1-5 credits

Living costs for Billings

  • 945 - 1960 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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