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)

“Eastern Oregon University offers a holistic approach to student engagement, including passionate faculty, supportive staff, and multiple flexible course and degree options. This created an environment of success, resulting in tangible benefits that go beyond a degree: growth in self-awareness, further appreciation of diversity, a drive to continue learning, and a passion to pay it forward. Through the support of my family and opportunity from EOU, I was able to earn my Bachelor of Science degree online – a reality I did not imagine possible in my rural community.”

Rhianna Byrd
Anthropology/Sociology
The Dalles, Ore.