UNO Reactivates Bachelor’s Degree in Human Performance and Health Promotion

The University of New Orleans College of Education and Human Development has reactivated its degree program in human performance and health promotion. The program had been deactivated in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Enrollment begins in the fall 2012 semester.

Students who successfully complete the degree requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Human Performance and Health Promotion will be able to plan, promote, implement, monitor and evaluate a variety of health programs, including those for individuals, families, groups and communities.

"Given the increasing importance of good health practices and physical activity among all age groups, as well as the demand for professional education programs in this discipline, this initiative addresses a critical and growing need in the greater New Orleans area," said Louis V. Paradise, interim provost and vice president for academic and students affairs.

Participants will be able to choose between two tracks: Health Promotion, for those interested in community or school-based health promotion and health education, and Exercise Physiology, for those who are interested in the promotion of health and fitness in individuals, including cardiac and other chronic disease rehabilitation. Minors in Health Service Management, Urban Studies and International Studies are also options. A low-residency option will be offered with a combination of weekend class sessions and online courses, in addition to traditional class schedules.

Seniors must complete a capstone course in which they will apply theory and demonstrate their mastery of the principles of human development and the professional skills needed in community settings.