Health, Kinesiology, and Leisure Studies
The Health, Kinesiology and Leisure Studies program in the Department of HHPR is designed to be a flexible degree program that can address several objectives.
The thirty-six semester hours in HHPR courses, eighteen of which may be concentrated in one of the three areas, can be configured so that acceptable preparation results for some of the general career areas of health, fitness, recreation, and sports. The Health, Kinesiology and Leisure Studies Curriculum is not as specific as are degree programs tailored for a particular vocational choice. However, the program offers a broad undergraduate background for students who have not made a definite career choice but who want a university degree. Another useful feature of this program is the thirty-one semester hours of general electives which may be used in at least two valid ways. First, if the student does not need a major field of concentration this area can serve to allow for the development of a series of support modules. Such structure can consist of two, three, or more mini-concentrations which support various areas of the selected career, or provide preparation in non-career areas of interest. Another popular feature of this program is that the general electives may also be used to meet entrance requirements for a professional school of the students choice. This is especially helpful in those instances where Baylor University does not have a pre-professional degree program for a specific school.
For more information, contact Dr. Margaret Wooddy.