The Human Performance and Sport Sciences Department is housed in the W.T. Watson Sports complex and Aquatic Center. The HPSS Department currently offers four distinct undergraduate degree programs (teaching and non-teaching degrees) and one graduate degree. The undergraduate programs include a K-12 Physical Education degree and non-teaching degrees options: Exercise Science, Athletic Training, and Sport Management. The graduate level degree offered in the HPSS Department is a Master of Science in Kinesiology-Coaching.
The Department of Human Performance and Sport Sciences is committed to the education of all students by ensuring opportunities to develop broad philosophical, educational, and scientific foundations in which to base their professional career and quality life.
The SAU Aquatic Center
The mission of the SAU Aquatic Center is to promote a collaborative approach to personal and community health through health promotion, educational programming, swimming education, and service to the Magnolia community. We are committed to provide opportunities that facilitate and support growth in the multiple dimensions of health: physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, social and environmental. The goals of the SAU Aquatic Center are to:
- Offer programs and services emphasizing awareness, prevention, and positive health behavior change.
- Provide current and accurate information for safe pool operation.
- Foster a campus environment supportive of a healthy lifestyle.
- Provide knowledge and skills to improve and maintain health that may enhance academic and/or work performance through swimming education.