School of Education and Behavioral Studies


Health and Human Performance

The Department of Health and Human Performance at PBA prepares you for careers in health sciences, physical and occupational therapy, sports medicine, health promotion and health and physical education from a Christian perspective at Florida's top Christian college. 

Here, nationally recognized faculty members instruct students and conduct research amid outstanding facilities including laboratories in human physiology, motor learning, biomechanics and physical education. Students can supplement their education by participating in professional conferences and field trips and joining a number of related student organizations. 

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Benefits of our program include: 

  • Experience an education grounded in the liberal arts with a Christian perspective.
  • Engage in hands-on learning through internships — on campus and off.
  • Discover undergraduate research opportunities with HHP faculty
  • Develop the skills and knowledge you need to work in the exercise science field
  • Enjoy a 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio and an average class size of just 17

Your Program


  • Exercise Science: The exercise major provides a solid foundations for students preparing for careers in allied health including: sports medicine, physical therapy and much more. 
  • Human Performance and Sport: This major provides students with expertise in strength and conditioning, exercise prescription and coaching. 
  • Physical Education: Grades K-12: The physical education major prepares you to teach physical education as well as wellness and fitness in primary, elementary or secondary schools. 



Your Opportunities

With these majors you can prepare for the following careers:

  • Physical or Occupational Therapist
  • Doctor or Physician Assistant
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Nutritionist
  • Biomechanist
  • Sports Psychologist
  • Personal Trainer
  • Teacher
  • Coach

Speaking of PBA...

“America is facing an obesity epidemic. Three out of every 10 children are overweight or obese. It has never been a better time to work in Health and Human Performance. At PBA, we offer a small family atmosphere and our programs prepare students to meet the needs of our changing society."

--Denise Breitkreuz, Assistant Professor, Health and Human Performance; Coordinator of Health and Human Performance

"With our academic research and hands-on experiences, HHP graduates are fully prepared to excel in nearly all areas of sports medicine, health and wellness that God is leading them." 

--Matthew Mitchell, Associate Professor, Health and Human Performance; Director of Human Performance Laboratory

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