Program Spotlight

Human Performance and Health Promotion (HPHP)

EducationThe Human Performance and Health Promotion (HPHP) undergraduate program began accepting students again, after being placed on hiatus during the university restructuring following Hurricane Katrina. This program, now re-activated, offers two tracks that lead to a BS: Exercise Physiology and Health Promotion. The Human Performance and Health Promotion program has a mission to foster learning and wellness across the lifespan in partnership with diverse Greater New Orleans and global communities.

Human Performance and Health Promotion is a growing field that will be a strong asset to the New Orleans metropolitan area. The HPHP program began the 2012-13 academic year with 2 majors and has now grown to 47 majors.  The program has had much attention from student athlete recruits, and other prospective students also inquire routinely. 

Efforts are currently underway to establish an Exercise Physiology lab to support the teaching of clinical skills.  This lab will include state-of-art technology to measure maximal oxygen capacity, indices of strength, and motor skills as well as physical activity.  Students will be taught how to collect such assessment data so that they would complete the degree program with clinical skills.