Human Performance & Sport, B.S.

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Prepare for a career in the health and wellness industry with the Human Performance and Sport major at Palm Beach Atlantic University. Choose from two tracks: coaching/teaching, or personal training/strength and conditioning.

School of Education & Behavioral Studies

West Palm Beach



Why Earn a Degree in Human Performance and Sport at PBA?

A degree in human performance and sport will prepare you with a comprehensive training in the physiological, sociological, and psychological aspects of physical activity. This interdisciplinary program combines elements of biomechanics, biology, nutrition, kinesiology, and more to build the knowledge and skills needed to promote optimal health and wellness.

The field experience internship provides you will hands-on experience in a real-world setting to prepare for a variety of careers in fitness, sports, coaching, and wellbeing.

Concentration in Coaching/Teaching

On the coaching track, you will study coaching theory, sports officiating, human development, and learning through both classroom and real-world experience.

Concentration in Personal Training/Strength and Conditioning

In the personal training and conditioning track, you will focus on exercise testing and exercise prescription for all populations from beginners to advanced, including special populations.

Regardless of which track is right for you, the Human Performance and Sport major will give you expertise in these areas and prepare you for your career after college.

What Can I Do With This Degree?

  • Sports Coaching or Officiating
  • Personal Training
  • Strength and Conditioning Coaching

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The School of Education & Behavioral Studies is well-known throughout Florida and as such, has established solid partnerships with school districts and other organizations for meaningful hands-on student teaching and clinical opportunities. Our Christ-centered approach to teaching and learning will deepen your outlook on your chosen profession and the impact you can have on others. And our innovative range of programs, from education to athletic training, results in a dynamic range of students learning together and collaborating daily.

Features of our distinguished education and behavioral studies programs:

  • Experience an education grounded in the liberal arts with a Christian perspective.
  • Engage in hands-on learning through off-campus internships in various health and education-related fields.
  • Discover undergraduate research opportunities with HHP faculty
  • Develop the skills and knowledge you need to work in the exercise science field.

PBA awards over three million dollars in scholarships every year and 97% of PBA undergraduate students receive financial aid.

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