Physical Education & Human Performance

Physical Education & Human Performance


Contact Information

Kaiser Hall, Room 0180

Dr. Peter Morano
Department Chair

Jennifer DelSanto
Department Secretary


The Department of Physical Education and Human Performance offers undergraduate and graduate programs. For undergraduates seeking to become Physical Education teachers, we offer an undergraduate degree program and a graduate certificate program. Students who successfully complete these programs are eligible for teacher certification by the State of Connecticut.

We also offer undergraduate programs in Dance Education, Exercise Science, and Athletic Training. The Exercise Science program prepares students for employment in the fitness industry, corporate wellness, strength and conditioning. It is also a great preparation for entry into a graduate program or professional health care degree program. The Athletic Training program prepares students to become professional athletic trainers (ATC) or to pursue advanced graduate work in allied health professions.

At the graduate level, there are two master's-level programs in Physical Education, one specializing in Exercise Science and the other with a Specialization in Teaching Physical Education for already certified teachers.

To learn more, explore our program offerings here.   

The Department would like to congratulate faculty and students from our department who will be receiving awards at the upcoming SHAPE America conference April 9-13 in Tampa, Florida! Way to go!

2019 Shape America Eastern District Awards

Faculty Recognition:

  • Linda Woods Huber Acknowledgement Award - John Battista

  • Honor Award: Ellen Benham

  • President’s Award: Jan Bishop

  • Tilia Fantasia Award: Carol Ciotto

 Student Recognitions

  • Robert Pate Scholarship Award: Joseph Maffiolini

2019 SHAPE America National Awards

Faculty Recognition:

  • Helen Heitmann Young Scholar Award: Tan Leng Goh

  • North American Society of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport and Dance Professional Fellow Nominee - Jan Bishop

  • Joy of Effort Award – Carol Ciotto

Student Recognition:

  • SHAPE America Major of the Year: Alexus Mazza

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