College of Health Sciences

Health & Human Performance

WELCOME TO THE Health and Human Performance Department AT DIXIE STATE UNIVERSITY!

The Health and Human Performance Department accomplishes its mission through academic programs in Athletic Training, Exercise Science, Recreation and Sport Management, and Population Health, all of which focus on active learning by utilizing innovative practices and community engagement.

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Master of Athletic Training

Offers an opportunity to become a licensed certified Athletic Trainer by preparing students to pass the Board Certification Exam for Athletic Training.

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Exercise Science program

Offers opportunities to learn innovative scientific techniques to evaluate and improve human performance.

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Recreation and Sport Management program

Provides opportunities to design and manage sport and leisure experiences to improve operations and enhance quality of life.

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Population Health program

Allows students to focus on public health promotion, health-care administration and long term care administration.

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Bachelor of Applied Science in Health Administration Program

This program allows students who have completed an associate degree in a health science field to achieve a bachelor’s degree within an additional two years that is meaningful, applicable to their field of choice, and may qualify them to move into supervisory roles, and/or progress to graduate programs if desired.

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The Department of Health and Human Performance is committed to enhancing the well-being and performance of individuals, organizations, and populations by preparing graduates with the skills and knowledge to be competent professionals in the health, fitness, sport and recreation related industries.


Aligning with the Dixie State University values, the Department of Health and Human Performance faculty are committed to academic excellence, inclusion, and service leadership in preparing graduates to succeed in life and professional career paths or advance study in related disciplines.


starts with an active lifestyle. The Department of Health and Human Performance offers a wide variety of activity classes available to all registered DSU students.

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Susan Hart, Ph.D.

HHP Department Chair


Phone: 435-879-4621

Office: 345

Patty Burton

HHP Administrative Assistant


Phone: 435-652-7980

Office: HPC 347

Eric Belair

Academic Advisor


Phone: 435-879-4224

Office: HPC 343