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

HHP Program news facul;ty research study

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)

“The returning student and APEL programs at EOU have made my long-deferred goal of finishing my degree much more realistic. When I stopped attending EOU in 1995 to focus on raising my family, I always planned that I would go back to school. EOU’s quick returning student process allowed me to step back into taking classes. Working with my advisor, I realized that my real-life experiences over the last 20 years could help me earn credits toward a degree. Returning to college at a later stage in life is definitely not easy, but with the help and support of my advisors, my goal is a realistic and achievable one.”

Bonnie Mitchell
Communication Studies
Richland, Wash.

Bonnie Mitchell