B.S. in Health and Human Performance (Youth Sport Development)

The Bachelor of Science in Health and Human Performance with a concentration in Physical Education (Non-Teacher Certification) degree consists of a 31-credit-hour core, with an additional track in physical education.

The core provides students with a social, physiological and historical knowledge base for specialized study in health and physical education. The track enables students to develop the professional knowledge, skills and dispositions to be effective professionals in teaching and related fields, such as youth sports programs, and coaching.

Extensive fieldwork is provided in settings such as schools, youth sport leagues, fitness centers and pre-schools. Students who complete this track frequently select electives in other departmental tracks, such as exercise science, health promotion or sport administration.

The program integrates knowledge of sports skills, health and fitness with effective teaching skills, enabling students to succeed in a variety of settings (coaching, fitness organizations, youth leagues, etc.). It emphasizes practical experiences (fieldwork), breadth of health and fitness knowledge and development of teaching skills.


Degree Requirements

Detailed course requirements for completing the BS-HHP (PNT), including courses specific to the track, are contained in the UofL Undergraduate Catalog.

Prospective students must submit an online application for admission to the University of Louisville.

This program is open to all eligible students regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age.

For admission in good standing, prospective students applying with fewer than 24 earned credit hours at the college level must submit all of the following:

  • Official high school transcripts with a cumulative GPA of 2.50
  • Official ACT composite score of 21 or above
  • Official transcripts with a cumulative GPA of 2.25 for all college credit earned


Dylan Naeger, Clinical Instructor
Department of Health and Sport Sciences
SAC East, Room 104G
University of Louisville, Louisville, KY – 40292
Email: dylan.naeger @ louisville.edu
Phone: 502-852-5050

Health & Physical Education Faculty

Opportunities for Graduates

The Bachelor of Science in Health and Human Performance with a track in Physical Education (Non-Teacher Certification) prepares graduates for careers in youth sports, fitness, health promotion, and coaching.

In addition to the financial aid opportunities offered by the University of Louisville's Financial Aid office, the College of Education & Human Development also has information about financial aid.

Other financial aid opportunities available include student employment opportunities.