Health, Physical Education & Recreation

Health, Physical Education & Recreation

The Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation has designed its curriculum to meet the general requirements of the University and to prepare students who are professionally interested in the field for employment after graduation. Through this specific type of preparation, students graduate from our programs qualified to work in areas such as: health and physical education classes for grades K-12, coaching, working as support personnel for professional sports organizations, recreation, and in the human health services field. 

The School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation offers two Bachelor degree programs: 

•Bachelor of Science in Health, Physical Education and Recreation Education 

•Bachelor of Science in Health, Physical Education and Recreation


1.To prepare future health and physical education instructors for employment by cultivating in our students a sound background in the principles and practices of the field.

2.To emphasize the importance of teaching as a profession and the necessity of professional preparation to be successful in the field. 

3.To make available such courses and experiences as will enable the student to work in the fields of physical education and health instruction, athletic instruction, and recreation.

4.To be of general service to the University in its attempt to provide wholesome experiences to our students, strategies for better health and recreational activity.

5.To provide the kinds of experiences whereby each student will place a high value on human relationships in our democratic way of life.

6.To serve as a mechanism which enhances the development of organic power and vigor, or more broadly stated, the development of physical fitness and wellness.

7.To promote the acquisition of specific motor skills to enhance successful participation in lifelong physical and recreational pursuits. 


Health, Physical Education and Recreation (with emphasis in Recreation) Plan of Study 2016.pdf

Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (Teacher Education) Plan of Study 2016.pdf


Dr. Todd Farmer, Chair