Programs

Major Degrees

The Department of Health and Human Performance offers health and human performance programs in three areas. The degree programs are as follows:

  • Athletic Training
    The Athletic Training degree at WLU will give students the opportunity to experience cross-discipline studies in Physical Education, Health Education, Exercise Physiology, and Athletic Training.  The education component incorporated in the degree is vital because according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, approximately forty percent of athletic trainers work in public and private educational services, primarily colleges, universities, and high schools.
  • Exercise Physiology
    The goal of the Exercise Physiology Program at West Liberty University is to reflect those of the American Society of Exercise Physiologists (ASEP) as well as the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), while providing students with a solid foundation in factual and conceptual mastery of human movement study.
  • Health Education
    The goal of the Health Education Program at West Liberty University is to provide instruction and activities in required coursework designed to produce teachers of  health education, coaches, recreation leaders, health specialists, and athletic administrators; and to prepare students for graduate work and further training in the allied areas.
  • Physical Education
    The goal of the Physical Education Program at West Liberty University is to provide instruction and activities in required coursework designed to produce teachers of physical education, coaches, recreation leaders, health specialists, and athletic administrators; and to prepare students for graduate work and further training in the allied areas.

Minors

Department of Health and Human Performance offers minor programs in three areas as follows: