The Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (HPER) Program
The Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (HPER) offer degrees in Bachelor of Science in Education (BSE), Health and Physical Education and Bachelor of Science (BS) in the non-teaching field of Recreation. In addition, HPER offers a basic instruction program in health, lifetime sports, and activities that enable students to develop knowledge and skills leading to lifelong wellness.
The HPER department is housed within the College of Education and includes the disciplines of Multi-Age Health Education (Pre-K to Grade 12), Multi-Age Physical Education (Pre-K to Grade 12), and Recreation
The Health Education major consists of health, life and behavioral science courses, and Professional Education requirements.
The Physical Education major consists of courses in life and the behavioral sciences, sports skills, and Professional Education requirements. Professional preparation courses are supplemented by practical and laboratory experiences in fitness, basic instruction program activities, exercise physiology and adapted physical education.
The Recreation major consists of the professional and departmental selected course. Students completing the Recreation Program qualify for a non-teaching degree.
Students completing requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Health or Physical Education qualify for the Pre-K to Grade 12 licensure. For those desiring to teach only high school, a second teaching field is needed; these graduates qualify for the adolescent to young adult licensure
Students seeking licensure must apply for admission to the Teacher Education Program. In addition, students must:
- Successfully complete a minimum of forty-two (42) credit hours of the General Education Course Requirements – including ENG 1105, 1125, 2225, and PSY 2220.
- Successfully obtain a 2.5 or higher cumulative grade point average.
- Successfully complete the Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST).
- Successfully complete EDU 2262, 2263, and 2267
- Successfully complete the HPER departmental health form.
- Successfully complete a personal interview