The Department of Health and Human Performance at Texas State University is a leader in preparing students for careers in adult fitness, athletic training, exercise and sports science, health and wellness promotion, physical education, and recreation therapy and administration. Our faculty are nationally and internationally known for their research in athletic training, biomechanics, exercise physiology, health, physical education, recreation, and special populations. Recent visiting scholars to the department have come from Brazil, Egypt, and Korea. Many of our alumni go on to graduate or professional training (kinesiology, medicine, physical or occupational therapy). The department also provides a rigorous and diverse Physical Fitness and Wellness (PFW) program of activity courses for all Texas State students.
Students prepare for these careers and advanced study in four majors. Texas teacher certification is offered in Physical Education through Exercise and Sports Science and Health Education through Health and Wellness Promotion.
The National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification announced passing rates for the Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) exam for 2013 and Texas State graduates pass rate was 89 percent. The national average pass rate in 2013 was 75 percent. Congratulations to the graduates and faculty in Recreation.