Welcome to the Department of Health & Human Performance
The primary objectives for Health and Human Performance are:
- To introduce every student to the potential benefits of a well defined exercise program and to provide planned experiences that will result in knowledge about the value of physical activities, essential motor skill development, stamina, strength and those social qualities that will last a life time.
- To provide a broad base of knowledge which will enable a student to specialize or adapt to a variety of career opportunities which include: preparation for teaching and/or coaching at the elementary or secondary levels; preparation for graduate study in health, health promotion, human performance and/or allied health therapeutic sciences; preparation for athletic training; preparation for recreational and/or community service programs; and preparation for professional health and wellness activities at the local, state and national levels.
- Special Emphasis options are available in health and all-level, secondary, and elementary certification programs. The program also provides options for Red Cross Certification in Water Safety Instruction, Athletic Training and Community Health Specialty areas.
Kenny Houston is the only graduate of Prairie View A&M University to be inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame. Mr. Houston was also inducted into Prairie View’s Hall of Fame.
Panther Association For Health, Physical Education, Recreation And Dance. PAHPERD is committed to the development of knowledge and programs that promote active, healthy lifestyles and enhance skilled, aesthetic motor performance
Prairie View A&M Graduate Percy Gilliam selected as an Exceptional Education Leader
Prairie View A&M University Department of Health & Human Performance
Leroy Moore Intramural Gym Room 108
P.O. Box 519 M.S. 2410 Prairie View, TX 77446
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