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HHP Undergraduate Student Information

Majors and Options

Students in the Department of Health and Human Performance study, learn, research and promote the mental, social, spiritual and physical aspects of healthy lifestyles while living and working in the active community of Missoula, MT. 

Students choose to declare Health and Human Performance as their academic major. Within the Health and Human Performance major, students also elect to pursue one of the following specialized options:

Students may declare their option at any time, but they must fulfill all requirements of the degree as listed in the course catalog for the year in which they started (or later year). Students who declare in their freshman or sophomore years are more likely to complete the required course of study in four years.


Career Opportunities

A degree in Health and Human Performance from The University of Montana prepares students for a variety of growing job fields. Please visit the UM Career Services website for an overview of potential health and human performance employers and career opportunities and a list of related Web links, professional associations and more.


General Department Guidelines

  • In order to remain in good standing with the department, students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.25 no matter which major or option they have selected. ** Individual programs may have higher GPA or other requirements, so please be sure to know the specific requirements of your option. 
  • Failure to maintain the minimum grade point average will result in probation for the first semester below, and suspension from enrolling in 300-400 level courses after the probationary semester until the cumulative grade point average is raised to or above the 2.25 minimum. 
  • All HHP majors and minors must earn a minimum grade of a C in all required courses, including pre-requisites. 
  • Courses specifically listed in the University catalog as requirements for Health and Human Performance majors must be taken for a traditional letter grade. This includes courses in HHP and out-of-department courses.