Wayne State College
Health, Human Performance and Sport

Department of Health, Human Performance, and Sport

Our programs promote healthy lifestyles and prepare students in fields related to sport and health enhancement.

About the Department

The Health, Human Performance, and Sport Department prepares students for careers in exercise science, physical education, sport management, athletic training, strength and conditioning, and other careers related to health and human performance. With our state-of-the-art human performance laboratory, you’ll have access to elaborate equipment designed for a variety of testing needs, including BMI and skinfold testing, and V02 max treadmills. Our facilities and equipment are used for lifestyle assessment classes, physiology labs, training practicum students, and conducting research. The lab also serves as an educational and testing facility to numerous visitors within the region. 

As a student here, you’ll have opportunities to participate in a variety of community service projects, performing free blood pressure screenings, participating in the Wellness Program, and providing body testing for local high school athletes. You can also get a broad range of hands-on sport management experiences, including working with the Wayne State athletic department and organizing promotional events. If graduate school is in your future, we provide online master's  degree in sport and recreation and an  online master's degree in human wellness and performance.

Wayne State’s exercise science program is recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association in the Education Recognition Program (ERP) for the field of strength and conditioning.

Trevor Bandieras

“Wayne is awesome. There are a lot of great facilities here, lots of great equipment to use and learn, and they really provide an excellent teaching environment. There are a lot of classes that deal with things that physical therapists will do, like goniometers and measuring the patient’s range of motion. I’ve learned about bike tests and how to perform those, and how to test people’s VO2s and take their blood pressures and heart rates. We’ve learned about how the body works together and what some of the indications are for issues, and how you can fix those patients’ issues and help them feel better.”


Trevor Bandiera '18

Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
B.S. Applied Human and Sport Physiology

Health, Human Performance, and Sport Degree Programs

Choose from majors in this department, or enhance your education by adding on a second major or minor. Explore your options here.

Program Name Bachelor's Pre-Professional or Affiliate Master's Minor Education Field Endorsement Education Subject Endorsement Supplemental Endorsement
Applied Human and Sport Physiology Explore             
Athletic Administration - Online Master's Degree Option (MSE)     Explore         
Athletic Training (Pre-Athletic Training)   Explore           
Coaching (7-12) Explore      Explore       
Exercise Science Explore      Explore       
Health and Physical Education (PK-12) Explore             
Human Performance and Wellness Management - Online Master's Degree (MSOM)     Explore         
Injury Science       Explore       
Interdisciplinary Studies Explore    Explore  Explore       
Nursing (Accelerated)   Explore           
Occupational Therapy (Pre-Occupational Therapy)   Explore           
Organizational Management - Online Master's Degree (MSOM)     Explore         
Physical Education (7-12) Explore             
Physical Education (PK-6) Explore             
Physical Therapy (Pre-Physical Therapy)   Explore           
Public and Global Health       Explore       
Public Health (Pre-Public Health)   Explore           
Sport and Recreation Management - Online Master's Degree (MSOM)     Explore         
Sport Management Explore      Explore       

Outside the Classroom

At Wayne State College, you’ll have opportunities to enhance your education by participating in clubs, organizations, and more.

activities for human performance degree

Wellness Program

The Wellness Program offers many services to WSC students, faculty, and staff, and the community of Wayne. The goal of the Wellness Program is to provide services to individuals who are seeking a healthy lifestyle through education, exercise, stress management, and nutrition. Senior exercise science students in the last semester of coursework serve as wellness advisors and fitness instructors. Physician's approval form is required. Facility usage is limited to class times only, 7-9 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. No program during the summer. Fees are $25 per semester and are required for all who wish to participate, including WSC faculty, staff, students, and their spouses.

opportunities for human performance degree


  • Student recognition – Each year, the department awards and recognizes one student from each of the HHPS majors for their achievements.
  • Clinics and conferences – Travel with other students to the NSCA clinic and CNOS conference to gain in-depth knowledge from industry experts in nutrition, mobility, training, sports medicine, and more. 
  • Real-world experience – You’ll have chances to work as event staff at the Final Four national volleyball tournament and at the Summit League basketball tournament, in addition to working at WSC athletic events. Tour state-of-the-art sport facilities within the region to gain even more knowledge and insight in the field of sport management.
sports science degree internships


We encourage all students to complete an internship before graduating, to gain experience in this field of study. You’ll have a chance to earn credit through on-campus services like the wellness program or human performance lab, or anywhere else you’d like to do an internship. Career Services is available to help you find the best internship opportunities.

Learn From the Best

Our faculty are accomplished. Several are highly regarded as experts and have been recognized with notable honors and awards. And with a low student-to-faculty ratio, you'll be sure to receive an excellent education in our health and human performance degree programs.

Scholarships and Aid

In addition to having the region’s most affordable tuition, we offer thousands of dollars in scholarships every year. Learn more about scholarships for health, human performance, and sport students.

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