Health, Physical Education & Recreation
The mission of the Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation is to provide nationally accredited degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The department seeks to provide competent, professional personnel at the undergraduate and graduate level for employment as physical educators, health educators, coaches and recreation providers in public, private, volunteer, governmental agencies, and health care organizations.
In meeting the mission, the department offers the following degrees and certifications: (1) Bachelor of Science Degree in Secondary Physical Education; (2) Bachelor of Science Degree in Leisure Recreation Program Delivery; (3) Coaches’ Endorsement.
The goals of the Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation are as follows:
- To provide optimal educational/learning experiences for the preparation of teachers, coaches, health educators, recreation educators and related personnel.
- To prepare students for graduate studies and further training in education, recreation and related areas.
- To provide programs and services which enable students to acquire the additional preparation needed for changing career and for continuous growth.
- To provide effective personnel services in advising, certification, placement, and follow-up for undergraduates, graduates, and in-service educators.