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Department of Health and Human Performance

The Health and Human Performance Department will lead in the preparation of competent professionals who demonstrate meaningful, high-impact scholarship and positively influence the well-being of communities they serve. The Department serves as a pathway to a variety of degrees, all which foster critical thinking, creativity, innovation, and competency to meet the professional aspirations and well-being of every student.

Health and Human Performance

The APSU Department of Health and Human Performance offers two Bachelor's degrees with seven concentrations. Both degrees provide students with the tools necessary for success through our curriculum, internship opportunities, laboratory experience, student teaching, and service learning projects.

Health and Human Performance at Austin Peay

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APSU Students & Faculty Help With Aphasia Treatment

The CCC-ICAP provided intensive treatment by combining speech therapy with photography to help clients regain their confidence and communication skills.

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Academic Programs

The Department of Health and Human Performance also offers four master's degrees for graduate students wishing to continue their education. Three of the four degrees offered can even be completed 100% online.

Kadi Bliss
Kadi Bliss awarded Inaugural Tenured Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching Recipient
"There are many reasons why I enjoy teaching, but mostly I love watching my students grow in their personal and professional competence. I try to create opportunities for students to engage in experiential, hands-on activities where they can practice in real life what they are hearing about in class and reading in course material. I am humbled and honored to be awarded the Tenured Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching."
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Where have Health and Human Performance alumni gone?
Samantha Shemwell
Meet Samantha Shemwell (MPH graduate, 2023)

Samantha Shemwell began the Master of Public Health (MPH) program in Fall 2022.  She currently serves as THRED Program Specialist for the Todd County Health Department in Kentucky. 

"The MPH Program at APSU was a phenomenal experience for me. I proved to myself and others that it was worth it. During my time in the MPH Program, it gave me an opportunity to use the material I learned during real public health events to help prepare me for my future. Not only did I build new relationships with my classmates, but I had an outstanding group of professors as additional support. APSU will forever be family to me."