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Health and Human Performance Department

Dale Cannavan

The field of health and exercise science is rapidly changing. Today professionals use scientific underpinnings to promote the health and well-being of youth and adults in locations including schools, health care facilities, sports fields, and community health agencies.

When you choose a major or minor in the Health and Human Performance Department, you will learn lifetime movement skills and examine them through a Christian worldview. You will discover how to combine service and leadership as you promote health through physical activity and healthy lifestyles.

Undergraduate Programs

You can choose from two majors in the Health and Human Performance Department: Exercise Science and Health and Fitness Education. Find out which one can help you reach your goals.

Already selected your major? Compliment it with one of these HHP minors: Exercise Science, Health and Fitness Education, and Coaching Science.

Health and Human Performance News and Events

Alumni Open House and the 28th Annual Colloquium Event

This year the Health and Human Performance program at Seattle Pacific, in collaboration with the Seattle Pacific Alumni Association, would like to invite you to a special Alumni Open House in conjunction with the Senior Spring Colloquium Event, on Saturday, May 16, 2015. Join us for a tour of the newly renovated lab, reconnect with your former classmates, and visit with faculty; Dr. JoAnn Atwell-Scrivner, Dr. Dale Cannavan, and Dr. Jarrett Mentink. You’ll also hear from current students in the program, and actually experience our newest addition to the lab, the Biodex Isokinetic Dynamometer.

A Century of Physical Education at SPU

Seattle Pacific first added courses in physical education in 1914, recommending that “courses consist of classes in both theory and practice.” Courses in tennis and basketball for all students soon began. Watch this year for ways to celebrate with us SPU's 100 years of health and fitness.

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“Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it.”
Plato
427–347 BC
Professor Perspective: Dale Cannavan

Why Choose an HHP Major

Dr. Dale Cannavan and student Natalie Nobbs explain what to expect from a major in the Health and Human Performance Department.

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