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What is the Human Performance Program?


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Provides a brief overview of the Human Performance Program, subjects studied, jobs in the field and contact information

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What is the Human Performance Program?

  1. 1. What do you need to know? Human Performance
  2. 2. Some common questions about Human Performance: <ul><li>What is Human Performance? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Human Performance is one of many sub-divisions of Kinesiology. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What is Kinesiology? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Kinesiology is the study of the human body during movement. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The mission of the human performance program at ACC is to prepare students to educate people of all ages about the importance of healthy lifestyles, physical activity, and health promotion. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 4. What can I do with a degree in Human Performance? <ul><li>Human Performance graduates enter a variety of careers and graduate programs related to the promotion of healthy lifestyles. </li></ul><ul><li>These include: </li></ul>
  4. 6. <ul><ul><li>Corporate Wellness & Worksite Health Promotion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Health/Wellness Educational Settings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Medical/Rehabilitation/Hospitals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Elementary/Middle School/High School </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>College/University </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional/Amateur/Community Sport Organizations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Commercial Fitness </li></ul></ul>
  5. 8. What would I study? <ul><li>There are many sub-disciplines within Human Performance including anatomy, biomechanics, exercise physiology, motor learning, teaching and coaching, sport & exercise psychology, exercise testing and prescription, and management. </li></ul>
  6. 10. Human Performance Emphases <ul><li>Associate of Applied Science </li></ul><ul><li>Physical Fitness Specialist </li></ul>
  7. 11. Human Performance at Arapahoe <ul><li>Qualified, dedicated faculty </li></ul><ul><li>Hire teachers who are practitioners </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Know latest developments / leading edge of their area of expertise </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Small classes </li></ul><ul><li>Individualized attention </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of “hands-on” experience </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on vocational education </li></ul>
  8. 12. What do you need to know?
  9. 13. Human Performance at Arapahoe <ul><li>Approximately 40 full time students </li></ul><ul><li>Largest occupational growth in the next ten years </li></ul><ul><li>100% of HUP majors who complete coursework at ACC pass the health and fitness specialist or personal training examination for ACSM. </li></ul><ul><li>80% of HUP graduates go on to a four year school to earn their bachelor ‘s degree </li></ul>
  10. 15. High School Preparation Select courses in Science, math, communications, writing and physical education Volunteer health & fitness facilities, recreation centers, local health fairs, special events Employment People of all ages, sizes and abilities Helping profession
  11. 17. Check out our Website: <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Suggested 2 year plans for all human performance majors </li></ul><ul><li>Information about the human performance curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Course descriptions </li></ul><ul><li>Career opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty contact information </li></ul><ul><li>Fitness Center / Swimming Pool </li></ul><ul><li>College Admissions and Financial Aid </li></ul>
  12. 18. Graduation
  13. 19. For more information contact: Sophie Mabry 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive Littleton, CO 80160 303.797.5856 [email_address]