Bachelor of Science, Major in Human Performance and Wellness Management

The BS in Human Performance and Wellness Management (HPWM) prepares students for a career in corporate, private, and commercial fitness. Future job prospects include wellness coordinator, personal trainer, strength and conditioning specialist, and other fitness specializations.

This degree is focused on applied settings where you will be working with the general population, such as at a performance center, commercial gym, or recreational facility.

This degree will also allow completion of prerequisites for entry into an occupational therapy masters program if the suggested elective block is taken PSYC 3331PSYC 3333, PSYC 3374, plus you may need a medical terminology course of 1-3 hours.

For students interested in Strength and Conditioning, owning their own fitness business, or interested in the marketing and management of fitness and wellness should focus their electives on those classes.  A minor is not required for this degree, but is allowed (additional coursework may be needed).

Bachelor of Science in Human Performance and Wellness Management
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication)6
Component Area II (Mathematics) 13
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science) 28
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture)3
Component Area V (Creative Arts)3
Component Area VI (U.S. History)6
Component Area VII (Political Science/Government)6
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences) 33
Component Area IX (Component Area Option) 4, 54
Degree Specific Requirements
BIOL 2403Human Anatomy & Physiology I 2, 74
BIOL 2404Human Anatomy & Physiology II 74
CHEM 1406Inorganic & Envir Chemistry 24
or CHEM 1411 General Chemistry I
COMS 1361Public Speaking 43
FACS 2362Nutrition 83
KINE 1331Foundations of Kinesiology 63
KINE 2115Lifetime Health and Wellness 51
MATH 1314Pre Calculus Algebra 13
or MATH 1316 Plane Trigonometry
MATH 1342Elementary Statistics 103
or MATH 1370 Intro Biomedical Statistics
or MATH 3379 Statistical Mthods in Practice
or ECON 2300 Introduction To Economics
or ECON 2302 Principles Of Microeconomics
PHYS 1105Class Phy & Thermodynamics Lab1
or PHYS 1101 General Physics Laboratory I
PHYS 1305Classical Physics & Thermdynmc3
or PHYS 1301 General Phy-Mechanics & Heat
PSYC 1301Introduction To Psychology 33
Major: Foundation
ATTR 3370Prevention & Care of Injuries 63
KINE 2114Wgt Train & Phy Conditioning (Major Core)1
KINE 3173Exercise Physiology Laboratory1
KINE 3362Functional Kinesiology 63
KINE 3364Motor Learning 63
KINE 3373Physiology of Exercise 63
KINE 4314Advanced Strength Training3
KINE 4361Managing Health Promotion in the Workplace3
or KINE 4365 Directing Wellness Programs
or HLTH 3361 Health Planning & Evaluation
or HLTH 3392 Health Comm & Literacy
or HLTH 4387 Community Health
KINE 4362Biomechanical Analysis3
KINE 4373Adv Tpcs in Physlgy of Exercis3
KINE 4377Prin Exer Testing/Prescription3
KINE 4393Prncples& Prac of Adlt Fit Mgt3
KINE 4394Internship 93
KINE 4395Internship II 93
Major: Required (Business Block) 10
MGMT 3310Principles Of Management 103
or MKTG 3310 Principles Of Marketing
Prescribed Electives (Business Block) Select 9 hours from the following: 109
Entrepreneurial Law
Entreprenuership I - Startup
Business Law
New Product Commercialization
Mgt of Innovation & Technology
Human Resource Management
Operations Management
Consumer Behavior
Professional Selling
Mkt Comm Promotional Strategy
Prescribed Electives: General 113
General Electives - ATTR, BUAD, HLTH, KINE, MGMT, MKTG, PSYC, or SPMT
Prescribed Electives: Advanced 118
Advanced Electives - ATTR, BUAD, HLTH, KINE, MGMT, MKTG, PSYC, or SPMT
Minor: Not Required 12,13
Total Hours120
1

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area II (Mathematics).

2

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area III (Life and Physical Science) and should be taken in your first few semesters. You must earn a C or better.

3

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences). 

4

Satisfies three semester credit hours of the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area IX (Component Area Option). 

5

Satisfies one semester credit hour of the of Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area IX (Component Area Option). 

6

KINE 1331 should be taken as a freshman or your during your first semester. This course is a prerequisite for all upper level KINE courses.

Transfer students can co-enroll in KINE 1331 and upper level courses with permission.

Students interested in the graduate degree in Athletic Training (MSAT) can take ATTR 2300 in place of KINE 1331.

7

BIOL 2401 and BIOL 2402 may be used as a transfer course for this requirement; please see a SAM Center advisor for more details.

8

FACS 1367 may be used as a transfer course for this requirement; please see a SAM Center advisor for more details.

9

Students must enroll in KINE 4394 and KINE 4395 for a total of 6 semester credit hours related to the internship. These courses may be taken in sequence across two semesters, or be completed all in one semester.

10

ECON 2300 OR ECON 2302 I is a prerequisite for MKTG 3310.

MKTG 3310 and ECON 2300 or ECON 2302 are prerequisites for MKTG 3320, MKTG 3370 AND MKTG 3328

MGMT 3310 is a prerequisite for MGMT 3325, MGMT 3327, MGMT 3330, and MGMT 3370.

11

Electives should match your professional preparation, such as Occupational Therapy recommended courses, which include PSYC 3331PSYC 3333, and PSYC 3374. Additionally, you may need a medical terminology course of 1-3 hours. Other suggested electives include:  ATTR 4369​ & KINE 4369, or upper level courses in BUAD, MKTG, or MGMT. KINE 4117 and KINE 4392 can be taken for students wanting to gain research experience. All but 3 hours of electives will be upper level (3000 or 4000 level) courses in ATTR, BUAD, HLTH, KINE, MGMT, MKTG, PSYC, or SPMT.

12

A minor is not required for this degree program; however, a student has the option to add a minor, but to do so additional semester credits hours will be needed above the degree program’s stated total semester credit hours.

13

The following minor cannot be paired with this degree program: Minor in Kinesiology. 

Notes

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum overall GPA in all coursework. 

Students must meet a 2.0 minimum overall major GPA in all major coursework.

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum SHSU GPA in all coursework.

Students must meet a 2.0 minimum SHSU major GPA in all major coursework.

All ATTR/KINE majors and/or minors must earn a "C" or better for all ATTR, KINE, and/or SPMT courses.

KINE 13311 is a prerequisite for upper level KINE courses and should be taken as a freshman or during your first semester.

1Students interested in ATTR graduate MSAT program can take  ATTR 2300 or KINE 1331.

BIOL 2404 requires a grade of “C” or higher in BIOL 2403 .

Students must take BIOL 2403 and BIOL 2404 as an 8 hour sequence.

MATH 3379 requires 3 credit hours of college math.

 KINE 3364 requires KINE 1331 and 45 + credit hours.

KINE 3373 requires 45 credit hours of coursework completed and prerequisites of BIOL 2403 and BIOL 2404, and KINE 1331.

ATTR 3370 requires prerequisites of BIOL 2403KINE 1331, and 30+ credit hours.

KINE 3362 requires prerequisites of KINE 1331BIOL 2403 and 45+ credit hours.

KINE 4117 and KINE 4392 can be taken for students wanting to gain research experience. 

KINE 4373 requires a prerequisite of KINE 3373.

KINE 4377 requires a prerequisite of KINE 3362 and KINE 3373, must earn a "C" or better.

KINE 4362 requires a prerequisite of KINE 3362, PHYS 1305 and PHYS 1105 or PHYS 1301 and PHYS 1101.

KINE 4393 requires 75+ credit hours; students must take KINE 4393 at least one semester prior to KINE 4394 Internship.

KINE 4394 requires Senior Standing and completion of KINE 4393 and KINE 4377, must earn a "C" or better.

KINE 4314 requires a prerequisite of KINE 2114, KINE 3362, and KINE 3373.

ECON 2300 or ECON 2302 is a prerequisite for MKTG 3310.

MGMT 3310 requires 45 credit hours of coursework completed.

MKTG 3310 and ECON 2300 or ECON 2302 are prerequisites for MKTG 3320, MKTG 3370, and MKTG 3328.

MGMT 3310 is a prerequisite for MGMT 3325, MGMT 3327, MGMT 3330, and MGMT 3370.

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
BIOL 240314BIOL 24044
ENGL 130123CHEM 1406 or 141114
KINE 133133ENGL 130223
KINE 21141HIST 130263
KINE 211541MATH 1342, ECON 2300, ECON 2302, MATH 1370, or MATH 33793
MATH 1314 or 131653 
 15 17
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
FACS 236273Component Area IV3
HIST 130163Component Area V3
PHYS 1305 or 13013COMS 1361103
PHYS 1105 or 11011KINE 33623
POLS 230583POLS 230683
PSYC 130193 
 16 15
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Prescribed Electives Advanced - ATTR, BUAD, HLTH, KINE, MGMT, MKTG, PSYC, or SPMT112Prescribed Electives: General 129
ATTR 33703KINE 33643
KINE 31731KINE 43143
KINE 33733 
MGMT 3310 or MKTG 3310123 
General Electives 113 
 15 15
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
KINE 4361, HLTH 3392, HLTH 3361, HLTH 4387, or KINE 43653Prescribed Electives Advanced - ATTR, BUAD, HLTH, KINE, MGMT, MKTG, PSYC, or SPMT116
KINE 43623KINE 4394133
KINE 43733KINE 4395133
KINE 43773 
KINE 43933 
 15 12
Total Hours: 120
1

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area III (Life and Physical Science).

2

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area I (Communications).

3

KINE 1331 should be taken as a freshman or your during your first semester. This course is a prerequisite for all upper level KINE courses.

Transfer students can co-enroll in KINE 1331 and upper level courses with permission.

Students interested in the graduate degree in Athletic Training (MSAT) can take ATTR 2300 in place of KINE 1331.

4

Satisfies one semester credit hour of the of Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area IX (Component Area Option).

5

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area II (Mathematics).

6

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area VI (U.S. History).

7

FACS 1367  may be used as a transfer course for this requirement; please see a SAM Center advisor for more details.

8

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area VII (Political Science/Government).

9

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences).

10

Satisfies three semester credit hours of the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area IX (Component Area Option). 

11

Electives should match your professional preparation, such as Occupational Therapy recommended courses, which include PSYC 3331PSYC 3374, & PSYC 3333 Additionally, you may need a medical terminology course of 1-3 hours. Other suggested electives include:  ATTR 4369​ & KINE 4369, or upper level courses in BUAD, MKTG, or MGMT. KINE 4117 and KINE 4392 can be taken for students wanting to gain research experience. All but 3 hours of electives will be upper level (3000 or 4000 level) courses in ATTR, BUAD, HLTH, KINE, MGMT, MKTG, PSYC, or SPMT.

12

ECON 2300 or ECON 2302 is a prerequisite for MKTG 3310.

MKTG 3310 and ECON 2300 or ECON 2302 are prerequisites for MKTG 3320 and MKTG 3328.

MGMT 3310 is a prerequisite for MGMT 3325, MGMT 3327, MGMT 3330, and MGMT 3370.

13

Students must enroll in KINE 4394 and KINE 4395 for a total of 6 semester credit hours related to the internship. These courses may be taken in sequence across two semesters, or be completed all in one semester.

Notes

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum overall GPA in all coursework. 

Students must meet a 2.0 minimum overall major GPA in all major coursework.

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum SHSU GPA in all coursework.

Students must meet a 2.0 minimum SHSU major GPA in all major coursework.

A minor is not required for this degree program; however, a student has the option to add a minor, but to do so additional semester credits hours will be needed above the degree program’s stated total semester credit hours. 

The following minor cannot be paired with this degree program: Minor in Kinesiology.  

Must earn a "C" or better for all KINE, ATTR, and/or SPMT courses.

BIOL 2404 BIOL 2404 requires a grade of “C” or higher in BIOL 2403, BIOL 2403.

Students must take BIOL 2403 and BIOL 2404 as an 8 hour sequence.

MATH 3379 requires 3 credit hours of college math.

MKTG 3310KINE 3364, and KINE 3373 require Junior Standing.

MGMT 3310 requires 45 credit hours of coursework completed.

KINE 3373 requires 45 credit hours of coursework completed and a prerequisite of BIOL 2403 and completion of or co-enrollment of BIOL 2404.

ATTR 3370 requires a prerequisite of BIOL 2401 or BIOL 2403 and 60+ credit hours.

KINE 3362 requires a prerequisite of   BIOL 2401 or  BIOL 2403 and 60+ credit hours.

KINE 4117 and KINE 4392 can be taken for students wanting to gain research experience. 

KINE 4373 requires a prerequisite of KINE 3373.

KINE 4377 requires a prerequisite of KINE 3362 and KINE 3373, must earn a "C" or better.

KINE 4362 requires a prerequisite of KINE 3362PHYS 1305 and PHYS 1105 or PHYS 1301 and PHYS 1101.

KINE 4393 requires 90+ credit hours; students must take KINE 4393 at least one semester prior to KINE 4394 Internship.

KINE 4394 requires Senior Standing and completion of KINE 4393 and KINE 4377, must earn a "C" or better.

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) marketable skills initiative is part of the state’s 60x30TX plan and was designed to help students articulate their skills to employers.  Marketable skills are those skills valued by employers and/or graduate programs that can be applied in a variety of work or education settings and may include interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skill areas.

The BS in Human Performance and Wellness Management is designed to provide graduates with the following marketable skills:

  • Fitness assessment, exercise program design and implementation.
  • Fitness and wellness entrepreneurship.
  • Determination of strategies for performance enhancement and prevention of injuries.
  • Effective communication with a range of audiences in exercise science settings.
  • Effective teaching of motor skills in individual and group settings.