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B.S./B.A. in Health & Human Performance: Careers

Inspire Healthy Changes in Your Community: Health and Human Performance Jobs

Through courses taught by health experts, the online Health and Human Performance degree will prepare you to inspire positive change in the lives of others and promote healthy lifestyles and longevity in your community. When you graduate, you’ll have the skills it takes for the fitness or health education career you want, plus the credential to pursue certification or a master’s degree.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports a growing increase of available Health and Human Performance degree jobs. By 2029, more than 57,000 jobs for fitness trainers alone are expected to be created by 2029.1

Fitness Trainer

$40,510/YEAR

Fitness trainers help individuals meet their personal fitness goals through exercise. These professionals may work in sessions with individuals, or with groups in fitness class settings.1

Health Educator

$48,140/YEAR

Health educators coordinate educational programs that share health and wellness information with children and adults. They coordinate programs to address public health issues facing a community.2

Additional Health and Human Performance degree jobs:

  • Physical therapist
  • Occupational therapist
  • Community health worker
  • Fitness center manager
  • Coach
  • Physical education teacher

Get in Touch

We are here to answer any questions you may have. Contact an enrollment counselor at 855-805-5399 or complete the request for information form and we will be in touch.

Program Outcomes: Credentials for the Human Performance Job You Want

When you complete this program, you will be able to:

Available Health & Human Performance Concentrations

Health & human performance is a fast-growing career field. Choose from four concentrations to tailor your degree to your career goals.

B.S./B.A. in Health & Human Performance: Nature and Outdoor Recreation Programming

Integrate the study of outdoor recreation with holistic health and then complete a two-week summer field studies program in the largest wilderness area in Oregon.

B.S./B.A. in Health & Human Performance: Community Health

Learn to address a range of health and wellness concerns throughout diverse communities, and provide education on disease prevention, injuries, illness and more.

B.S./B.A. in Health & Human Performance: Exercise Science

Develop essential wellness skills and become eligible for career advancement through certifications in strength and conditioning, personal training and inclusive fitness training.

B.S./B.A. in Health & Human Performance: Physical Education and Sport

Build a strong foundation for your education career with a curriculum that takes a scientific approach to physiology, motor development, movement analysis and more.

Career Support

Take the next step in your health and human performance career with help and support from our faculty of instructors.

Career Services

Eastern Oregon University Career Services offers in-person coaching and online resources to help students broaden their career choices and understand the value of their education in relation to employment. This includes outreach to all students in all academic programs, on and off campus, coupled with outreach to employers, service providers and government agencies.

Career Readiness: Resume and Cover Letter Assistance

EOU Career Services has a robust collection of tutorials available to students, including information on resumes, cover letters, interview skills and soft skills.

Fieldwork/Practicum through EOU’s Career Services

EOU offers diverse fieldwork and practicum opportunities each term that allow students the mechanism to earn college credit tied directly to their current employment.

Handshake

Along with over 1,200 other universities and colleges, EOU is part of the Handshake network that houses jobs, careers and internships around the nation.

Learn more about career support services here.

Sources:

  1. Fitness Trainers and Instructors. Apr. 9, 2021. Retrieved May 17, 2021, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/personal-care-and-service/fitness-trainers-and-instructors.htm
  2. Health Educators and Community Health Workers. Apr. 9, 2021. Retrieved May 17, 2021, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/community-and-social-service/health-educators.htm