Health, Human Performance, and Recreation
Baylor University's Department of Health, Human Performance, and Recreation (HHPR) is focused on diverse aspects of health, activity, recreation, and quality of life. Through both our undergraduate and graduate programs, we are building future leaders with a passion for health and wellness.
One of the fastest-growing career areas in the country is related to health, fitness, and exercise physiology in both the public and private sectors. Baylor offers both an undergraduate and graduate degree in exercise physiology.
he Health, Kinesiology and Leisure Studies program prepares students through a flexible degree program for the general career areas of health, fitness, recreation, and sports.
The Health Science Studies program serves as pre-professional preparation for entrance into medical, dental, physical therapy, athletic training, or other allied health professional graduate programs.
The All-Level Physical Education program prepares students to teach grades K–12 with an emphasis in coaching in either a private or a public school setting.
The Recreation and Leisure Services develops students’ knowledge and skills for leadership in areas such as adventure recreation, outdoor education, and the human dimensions of park and protected area management.
The Master of Athletic Training degree program is a professional athletic training program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).
The master's program in Sport Pedagogy prepares students for careers in teaching physical education and coaching, with opportunities to specialize in strength and conditioning as well as sport psychology.
The Master of Science program in Medical Science is a 100% online program designed to prepare graduates to pursue further academic training in medicine, dentistry, other professional health schools, or doctorates in research science.
The PhD in Exercise and Nutrition Sciences is designed to integrate exercise science and nutrition so that researchers are better prepared to conduct multidisciplinary health science research.
Baylor Health Sciences Studies senior Sydney Duke shares about making a life-saving peripheral blood stem cell donation, and how the experience made an impact on her life as well.
CSD students worked to improve child development in Rwanda, and HSS students worked to better health education in Costa Rica. These trips left students in both majors with a new perspective of their field as well as the world around them.
This Valentine's Day, we caught up with three couples with ties to HHPR. In this article, they share their love stories and what they're doing now.
Mason Burrage-Burton is a high-achieving new Pre-Med alum who was a leader in multiple Baylor organizations. In this article, he discusses career goals, volunteering with minority students, and the mentors who have helped him succeed as a Black student entering a health profession.