Kinesiology Exercise - Sterling CollegeAbout the Program

Health and Human Performance plays a vital role in the development of all students. The discipline is rooted in the premise that human beings are created in the image of God and that, for the Christian, the body is the very residence of the Holy Spirit.

The Health and Human Performance program helps prepare students for careers in clinical exercise physiology, strength and conditioning, physical education, and community recreation.

Additionally, the major also produces the prerequisites for graduate study in a variety of related fields such as kinesiology, pedagogy, sports management and advanced medical or clinical degrees.

Licensures and Certifications

  • Health and Physical Education
  • Secondary Education (PreK-12)
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
  • Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist
  • First Aid/CPR

What Can I Do With This Major?

  • Clinical Exercise Physiologist
  • Exercise Clinician
  • Teaching licensure in health and physical education
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Parks and Recreation / Aquatics Director
  • Corporate wellness
  • Youth sports director
  • Graduate study in health science (or related fields)

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Faculty

Dr. Lindsey Saenger
Associate Professor of Health Science; Lead faculty for Health and Human Performance Program
Hans Nickel
Assistant Professor of Health Science; Lead faculty for Sports Management Program
Mary Ver Steeg
Associate Professor of Health Science; Health and Human Performance Program
Dorothy Kempf
Pro-Rata Assistant Professor of Health Science: Health and Human Performance Program
Matt Edwards - Sterling College
Matt Edwards
Adjunct Professor of Health Science; Head Strength and Conditioning Coach