Human Performance and Wellness

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Human performance and wellness (HPW) courses provide unique opportunities to challenge and maximize the potential of the human mind, body, and spirit. We offer activity-based courses and classes that venture outdoors and take advantage of world-class recreational opportunities minutes from campus.

Who It's For

Most HPW classes are one or two credits, which makes them ideal for students who want to add an activity-based class in to their schedule while still carrying a full load.

About the Program

What You'll Learn

Our curriculum emphasizes experiential learning and optimal living through physical fitness, movement education, lifetime sports, outdoor recreation, and the promotion of holistic well-being. We offer many special topic courses each semester as well as various certification programs.

Sample Courses

Exploring Wasatch Mountain Paths

Students utilize the power of nature to explore their inner selves through hiking, snowshoeing, and cross country skiing in the Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Millcreek, and Big Cottonwood and Little Cottonwood Canyons. Our mountain journeys focus on increasing overall well-being—physical, mental, psychological, and spiritual—through meeting physical challenges in inspirational settings.

Strength Training

This course focuses on learning to lead a healthier lifestyle through instruction and application in cardiorespiratory exercise, strength training, flexibility, and core strength training. At the completion of this course the student will be able to:

  • Understand the benefits of proper lifting technique
  • Apply basic knowledge of health related nutrition
  • Apply basic knowledge of health related exercise
  • Design a personal exercise and wellness program

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Tuition and Aid

There's No Better Investment Than You

Westminster College knows you want an education where you matter—a place that will serve as a launchpad for a successful career and a meaningful life. Westminster will work with you individually through every step of the financial aid process. From scholarships to grants and loans, Westminster helps you make it happen.

With the highest percentage of students who complete one or more internships in the state, Westminster students hit the ground running with real-world experience. Plus, 90% of students were either employed or attending graduate school within 5 months of graduating. With a Westminster degree, you don't have to choose between a successful career and a fulfilling life.

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You’ll be automatically considered for scholarship and grant opportunities.

In addition to general merit scholarships, there are other scholarship programs to support you throughout your time at Westminster.

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