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Fitness and Human Performance B.S.

Strengthen Your Mind

Strengthen your academic core by seeking a Bachelor of Science in Fitness and Human Performance at University of Houston-Clear Lake. Offered through the College of Human Sciences and Humanities, the program will introduce you to the fundamental scientific aspects of exercise, completing advanced courses in exercise physiology, nutrition, biomechanics, resistance exercise, health promotion, peak athletic performance, and physical fitness.

Faculty strive to provide a strong academic and practical knowledge base to work in a variety of exercise and health-related careers or to pursue research or clinical graduate degrees. You can choose from several concentrations: 

Take Off on the Right Track to Success

Fitness and Human Performance classes are offered through online, hybrid, and on-campus coursework, including fundamental scientific aspects of exercise, advanced courses in physiology, nutrition, biomechanics, resistance exercise, and health promotion. Graduates currently hold jobs as physical education teachers and coaches in public and private schools and strength and conditioning coaches in the NBA, NFL, MLB and at the collegiate level. Others work as exercise physiologists, health promotion coordinators, fitness specialists and personal trainers. This degree prepares students for graduate studies in physical therapy, occupational therapy, medicine, and doctoral research programs.

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Admission Requirements

University of Houston-Clear Lake's College of Human Science and Humanities wants to help you reach your educational goals. Discover the admissions requirements that will let you become the next UHCL Hawk.



Degree Requirements

This degree has a specific set of courses you’ll need to complete before you can graduate from University of Houston-Clear Lake. Learn more about the classes that will help you complete the requirements of this degree. 


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Cost Information

Investigate the direction of your future with this look into the prospective costs of a degree from UHCL.


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Deadlines for Applying

  • Freshman Deadlines
  • Fall

    Priority - July 15 
    Final - August 1 

  • Spring

    Priority - November 1
    Final - December 1 

  • Summer

    Priority - March 1
    Final (Summer Session I & II) - May 1 


  • Transfer Deadlines
  • Spring 2022
    Priority - January 4
    Final - January 14
  • Summer 2022
    Priority - May 1
    Final (Summer Session I) - May 25
    Final (Summer Session II) - July 1
  • Fall 2022
    Priority - August 12
    Final - August 17

  • International Deadlines
  • Fall

    Priority – March 1
    Final  – June 1

  • Spring

    Priority – August 1
    Final – November 1

  • Summer*

    Priority – February 1
    Final – April 20

Students interested in qualifying for scholarships &/or applying for visas outside the U.S. should apply and submit the application documents/test scores by the priority deadline

*International freshmen applicants will not be accepted for Summer semester.


Locations

University of Houston-Clear Lake

University of Houston-Clear Lake

2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058
Phone: 281-283-7600

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Accreditations and Distinctions

The National Strength and Conditioning Association has recognized the Fitness and Human Performance curriculum as preparing students for successful entrance into the career field.


Fitness and Human Performance B.S. Faculty

William E. Amonette
William E. Amonette

William E. Amonette

Associate Professor in Exercise and Health Sciences,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3381
Email: amonette@uhcl.edu
Office: Recreation & Wellness, Suite 249

William E. Amonette Faculty Bio

Jason Bentley
Jason Bentley

Jason Bentley

Senior Lecturer of Fitness and Human Performance,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3461
Email: bentley@uhcl.edu
Office: Recreation & Wellness, Suite 249

Jason Bentley Faculty Bio

Denise Cazes
Denise Cazes

Denise B. Cazes

Senior Lecturer in Fitness and Human Performance,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3419
Email: cazes@uhcl.edu
Office: Recreation & Wellness, Suite 249.13

Denise B. Cazes Faculty Bio

Julianna Dean
Julianna M. Dean

Julianna M. Dean

Assistant Professor of Exercise and Health Sciences,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3389
Email: deanj@uhcl.edu
Office: R249

Julianna M. Dean Faculty Bio

Kirk English
Kirk English photo

Kirk English

Assistant Professor of Exercise and Health Sciences,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3313
Email: english@uhcl.edu
Office: REC 249.05

Kirk English Faculty Bio

Isabelle Kusters
Isabelle Kusters, Ph.D., MPH

Isabelle Kusters

Assistant Professor, Exercise and Health Sciences,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3378
Email: kusters@uhcl.edu
Office: Recreation & Wellness Building 249

Isabelle Kusters Faculty Bio