How human bodies work

Discover the Health & Human Performance department

Studying health and human performance at Fort Lewis College, you’ll look at the health issues we face as individuals and as a society. Exercise and health professionals improve the health of individuals through physical activity and health promotion in the places where people live, learn, work, and play. We offer a variety of majors and minors in the fields of health and human performance to support your curiosity wherever it leads you.

Experiential, clinical & practical

You’ll use the principles of health, movement, and nutrition to learn how to prevent and mitigate chronic disease. Discover how you can improve human performance through the development of lifelong health and fitness.

Our programs hone professional skills and scientific knowledge through meaningful research, engaging classroom discussions, and practical real-world experiences that prepare you to launch your career or continue onto graduate school.

At FLC, you’ll begin your clinical studies earlier than you would at another school, using professional equipment in our Health & Human Performance Laboratory. You’ll also have opportunities to teach in area public schools, work as a personal trainer in the Student Life Center, and develop exercise programs for real-world clients.

As a student in Health & Human Performance, you may choose from majors in:

Careers in health & human performance

Testing human running on a treadmill in the Health Sciences Department

Graduate studies

  • Physical Therapy
  • Athletic Training
  • Exercise Physiology and other programs

Professions

  • Wellness Program Leader
  • Corporate Health Promotion
  • Sport administration
  • Health Coach
  • Coaching
  • Personal Training
  • Exercise Therapy for Cardiac Rehabilitation and Diabetes Education