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HPER, College of Education

Message from the Director


Dr. Blanke, Ph.D

Welcome to the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER).  I hope you find your visit to our website interesting and helpful.  We are very proud of our programs in Health Education, Physical Education and Recreation and Leisure Studies.  You will find a description of each concentration in each of the programs.  These descriptions allow you to see what courses are required for each concentration.  You can also look at a description of each course.  Make special note of the internship and practica courses.  We believe strongly in providing students with practical experience.

Our faculty and staff are committed to providing our students with the best instruction possible.  The faculty pride themselves on being actively involved with research which they translate to the classroom.  Faculty maintain numerous community contacts which provides the "real world" connection to their teaching.

The HPER labs and classrooms are well maintained and contain state-of-the-art equipment which is used in teaching and research.  We ascribe to the "hands on" approach where students are expected to use the equipment in each of the labs.

Please browse through our website and explore our programs.  Let us know if there is some way we can help you to achieve your goals.