The Student Experience

The Student Experience


Student Organizations

There are numerous student organizations found within HHP as well as at ECU. These student organizations are involved in many different aspects of campus and community activities. Such activities involve service projects within the community, social activities, attending program based conferences and participating in research based projects. For more information about different student Organizations within the College of Health and Human Performance and at ECU please visit the ECU OrgSync site. For organizations directly related to your major please visit the student experiences page in your academic unit.

Study Abroad

HHP offers many different study abroad programs each year. In recent past our faculty have taken students to Australia, Costa Rico, England, Ireland, New Zealand and Switzerland to study different disciplines offered by the College. These types of opportunities provide different cultural, educational and social activities. Students participate in tours of historical landmarks, lectures at various Colleges and Institutions and social activities. To learn more about upcoming study abroad experiences in HHP click here.


Internships and Field Education are an integral part of the curriculum in many of the programs offered in HHP.  Internship requirements vary from each academic program, so when reviewing the requirements of your intended program of study pay close attention to the internship requirements. While most of these internships are required as part of the degree completion process they can provide a positive and enjoyable experience for our students.

Research Opportunities

Students in all of our Academic Programs have numerous research opportunities. These opportunities include working with faculty and/or individually on research topics related to environmental health, health education, families and children, social issues, Biofeedback, disease states affecting the human condition, just to name a few. Many of our students participate in University sponsored research symposiums as well as presenting their research at local, regional and national events.

Community Outreach

HHP prides itself in community engagement through service. Our faculty, staff and students participate in a number of community service projects and activities throughout the year. In the past faculty, staff and students have worked with the county on the Pitt Fit Community Garden, Hope Lodge, Humane Society of Pitt County, Habitat for Humanity, and many other community based organizations. To learn more about community service learning opportunities at ECU click here.