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Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation

HPER

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The primary responsibility of The Department of Health, Physical Education, & Recreation (HPER) 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 a holistic knowledge base; for learning capable and situational leadership approaches; and for garnering 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 individual 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 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) 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 effective professional or occupational skills. It also aims to provide opportunities for overall personal and academic development and growth by offering a variety of instructional and methodical designs in the course offering of its respective degree program, provide quality experience, association, and instruction that enable students to become holistic learners in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation.