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

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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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.