What Can I do with a Major in Health and Human Performance?

Henderson State University offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Human Performance

Related Major Skills

  • Problem Solving
  • Operating modality machines and other training equipment
  • Analyzing Injuries          
  • Deductive Reasoning Skills
  • Taping, Bandaging, and Stretching Athletes        
  • Referring athletes to appropriate physicians when necessary
  • Motor Skills      
  • Maintaining poise in emergency situations
  • Communication (inform proper nutrition & diet for athletes)    
  • Recording, organizing, and storing information on injuries and rehabilitation
  • Monitoring rehabilitative programs            
  • Implementing exercise & rehabilitation programs for athletes
  • Basic First-Aid and CPR Skills / Certification        
  • Good judgment and decision-making
  • Proficient knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and biology           
  • Working with People
  • Working well under stress
  • Demonstrating physical stretches and rehabilitative movements

Related Career Titles (some may require additional training or education)

  • Aerobics Instructor       
  • Assistant Athletic Trainer
  • Coach
  • Exercise Physiologist                   
  • Fitness Consultant         
  • Fitness Instructor
  • High School Athletic Trainer      
  • Massage Therapist        
  • Personal Trainer            
  • Sports Club & Resort Manager  
  • Sports Dietician
  • Sports Physical Therapist           
  • Strength & Conditioning
  • Teacher
  • University Athletic Trainer     

    Major Employers

  • Amateur sports teams
  • Colleges and universities
  • Corporate and industrial settings
  • Health and fitness centers
  • Hospitals
  • International athletic organizations
  • Olympic centers
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Military
  • Performing arts centers
  • Professional sports teams
  • Public & private high schools
  • Sports medicine clinics

Career Resources

Occupational Outlook for Athletic Trainers

Athletic Training Services (pdf)

Athletic Trainer Profile (pdf)

Professional Associations

Board of Certification for Athletic Trainers 

Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education

NATA Research & Education Foundation

National Athletic Trainers' Association

American College of Sports Medicine 

American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

American Medical Society for Sports Medicine

National Strength and Conditioning Association

National Collegiate Athletic Association

National Exercise & Sports Trainer Association

Arkansas Activities Association

Arkansas Athletic Trainers Association

National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association