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
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:
- Early Childhood – Grade 12 Physical Education Teacher Certification;
- Bachelor of Science in Fitness and Human Performance with EC-12 Physical Education Certification;
- Exercise Science;
- Health Promotion;
- Pre-Physical Therapy;
- Pre-Physician’s Assistant; and
- Pre-Chiropractic Medicine.
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
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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.
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.
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.
Deadlines for Applying
- Freshman Deadlines
Priority - February 1
Final (Summer Session I) - June 10*
Final (Summer Session II) - July 15*
*Online application closes May 21. Freshman students applying after May 21 must submit all required documents along with paper application to the Office of Admissions.
Priority - February 1
Final - August 1
Priority - September 1
Final - December 1
- Transfer Deadlines
Spring 2019Final - January 22
Summer 2019Priority – May 21
Final (Summer Session I) – June 10
Final (Summer Session II) – July 15
Fall 2019Priority - August 12
Final - August 26
Spring 2020Priority - January 1
Final - TBA
Online applications close for transfer students after the Priority Deadline. Students who apply after the priority deadline must submit all required documentation with their paper application to the Office of Admissions and will be processed for late registration.
- International Deadlines
Priority – March 1
Final – June 1
Priority – August 1
Final – November 1
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.
Accreditations and Distinctions
The National Strength and Conditioning Association officially recognizes University of Houston-Clear Lake's Fitness and Human Performance Program.