Academics

Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation

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The Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation’s primary responsibility is to prepare its majors to become highly qualified proficient communiversity leaders for the global marketplace. The department aims to provide disciplinary curricula that are relevant, diverse, and comprehensive for the acquiring of a holistic knowledge base, for the learning of capable and situational leadership approaches, and for the grasping of scholarly, professional, and occupational skills. It also aims to provide opportunities for overall personal and intellectual development and growth by offering contemporary curricula and by offering a variety of instructional and methodical techniques and procedures in the course offerings of its respective degree programs. Furthermore, the department offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs with state, professional, and national accreditations. possessing such accreditations of these degree programs enables the department to offer existing and prospective majors (locally, statewide, nationally, and internationally) a chance to achieve their individual, disciplinary goals and degrees in the department and to ensure that their respective degrees have recognizable merit and approval in both the world of higher education and in the world of work. Thus, majors and prospective majors of the undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the department must have a responsive personality, be resourceful, have functional physical abilities, and be intellectually thirsty.

 

HPER Mission

The Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (HPER) provides quality experience, association and instruction that enable students to become holistic learners in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation.

The Department of HPER offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs that continuously evolve to satisfy the continually updated accreditation standards of the accredited bodies for both the undergraduate and graduate degree programs and whose curricula are consistently and continuously evaluated and revised to fulfill the most contemporary, diverse, and overall academic needs of all students, including those locally, statewide, nationally, and internationally.

B.S. in Recreation

The undergraduate degree of the Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (HPER) is the Bachelor of Science Degree in Recreation.  Students interested in pursuing a Recreation degree must: 

  1. Be admitted by Alcorn State University (ASU)
  2. declare Recreation as their major;
  3. complete all academic requirements of the University College for Excellence;
  4. earn a “C” (2.00 above) in all the 300 and 400 level courses offered in the recreation curriculum
  5. be a member of the department’s HPER Club
  6.  and satisfactorily pass the recreation, comprehensive examination.

 

 

B.S. in Recreation with emphasis in Physical Education

Students interested in pursuing an endorsement with a Recreation Degree with an emphasis in Physical Education must:

  1. be admitted by ASU;
  2. declare Recreation with an emphasis in Physical Education as their major;
  3. complete all academic requirements of the University College for Excellence;
  4. earn a “C” (2.00 above) in all the 300 and 400 level courses offered in the Physical Education curriculum;
  5. pass Praxis I and II;
  6. be a member of the department’s HPER Club;
  7. fulfill the requirements of the teacher education program;
  8. and satisfactorily pass the physical education, comprehensive examination.

 

B. S. in Sport Management

The undergraduate degree of the Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (HPER) is the Bachelor of Science Degree in Sport Management. Students interested in pursuing a Sport Management degree must: 

1.    Be admitted by Alcorn State University (ASU)

2.    declare Sport Management as their major;

3.    complete all academic requirements of the University College for Excellence;

4.    earn a “C” (2.00 above) in all the 300 and 400 level courses offered in the Sport Management curriculum

5.    be a member of the department’s HPER Club

6.     and satisfactorily pass the Sport Management, comprehensive examination.

 


M.S. in Education with an emphasis in Athletic Administration & Coaching (Teaching License)

Students interested in pursuing the Master of Science in Education with an emphasis in Athletic Administration and Coaching must:

(1) have earned an undergraduate degree with a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or above in their respective undergraduate curriculums;

(2) have satisfied all admission requirements of the graduate school;

(3) have a valid, permanent teacher license or have documentation of having passed both Praxis I and II;

(4) maintain a cumulative GPA 3.00 in the curriculum of the degree program;

(5) and satisfactorily pass the English Proficiency, Core Education, and Athletic Administration and Coaching Comprehensive Examinations.

M. S. in Education with an emphasis in Athletic Administration & Coaching (Non-Teaching License)

The Department of HPER offers the Master of Science Degree in Education with an emphasis in Physical Education non-teaching degree. Students interested in pursuing the master of science degree in education with an emphasis in Athletic Administration & Coaching must:

(1) have an undergraduate degree with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of a “C” (2.50 or above) in their respective undergraduate curriculums;

(2) have satisfied all admission requirements of the graduate school;

(3) have a valid, permanent teacher license or have documentation of passing both Praxis I and II;

(4) maintain a cumulative GPA 3.00 in the curriculum of the degree program;

(5) and satisfactorily pass the English Proficiency, Core Education, and Physical Education Comprehensive Examinations.

M.S. in Education with an emphasis in Physical Education

The Department of HPER offers the Master of Science Degree in Education with an emphasis in Physical Education. Students interested in pursuing the Master of Science degree in Education with an emphasis in Physical Education must:

(1) have an undergraduate degree with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of a “C” (2.50 above) in their respective undergraduate curriculums;

(2) have satisfied all admission requirements of the graduate school;

(3) have a valid, permanent teacher license or have documentation of passing both Praxis I and II;

(4) maintain a cumulative GPA 3.00 in the curriculum of the degree program;

(5) and satisfactorily pass the English Proficiency, Core Education, and Physical Education Comprehensive Examinations.

More Information:

Dr. Johnny D. Thomas, Chairperson
1000 ASU Drive #1380
Lorman, MS 39096
Office- 601-877-6506
Fax- 601-877-3821
jthomas@alcorn.edu 

Casaundra Thompson, Administrative Assistant
Office- 601-877-6507
cthomp@alcorn.edu