Health & Human Performance

Health and Human Performance

Community health, sport performance, teacher education, coaching, and exercise science.

The department of Health and Human Performance at Eastern Oregon University provides high-quality learning experiences in a variety of fields, including health, sport, recreation, teacher education, coaching and exercise science. Our highly qualified instructors emphasize scientifically-based approaches. We educate, engage, and exemplify good practice in physical activity and health.

HHP Programs

Our highly qualified instructors emphasize scientific and community based approaches. We educate, engage, and exemplify good practice in physical activity and community program planning and evaluation.

Follow the links below to learn about individual programs and see their course checksheets.

Program News

Arts, sciences meet in EOU faculty research

Professor Darren Dutto used motion capture technology to analyze how a pianist’s gestures affect the quality of a performance.

Find a Career in…


  • Health Education Specialist
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Corporate Wellness Provider
  • Clinical Exercise Specialist
  • Inclusive Fitness Trainer
  • Public Health Employee
  • Personal Trainer
  • Coaching

Prep for…


  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Medicine
  • Chiropractic
  • Physical Therapy
  • Teacher Education (k-12)
  • Physician’s Assistant
  • Master’s in Exercise Science
  • Community Health Education Specialist (CHES)

“I made an effort to use all the accelerated options EOU offered. I’m a non-traditional student with a heavy professional workload. The flexibility and cost savings of the Assessment of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) program was just one of the attractive attributes of EOU. A student utilizing APEL must understand this program may save them a great deal of money, but does require sincere effort through articulation of their gained knowledge. Students detail experiential learning and correlate it with theory – they may also find the process of working through APEL requirements to be a learning tool in itself. If completed early, the APEL project serves a second purpose as a reference guide while completing a degree. I was very satisfied with my APEL experience.”

Jerry Mott, '18
Business, Communication
Monmouth, Ore.