Human Performance and Health Education
- The Department of Human Performance and Health Education is housed in the Student Recreation
Center, a $32 million, state-of -the-art facility
which includes a fitness center, swimming pool,
racquetball and tennis courts, a climbing wall and
- The department offers six undergraduate majors including Athletic Training, Recreation, School Health, Physical Education-Teacher Coach, Exercise Science, and Community Health, five minor curricula and two graduate degrees.
- The Master of Arts in Physical Education offers three emphasis areas: Adapted Physical Education, Pedagogy,and Sport Management. The Master of Science in Exercise and Sports Medicine supports an Exercise Physiology or Athletic Training emphasis. We also offer a Master of Arts in Coaching Sport Performance.
- The department, housed in the Student Recreation Center, has seven classrooms fully equipped with state-of-the-art technology and equipment, a twenty-four station computer lab and specialized laboratories.
- The department houses one of the 12 accredited graduate programs in the United States and the only program approved in Michigan that supports the Special Physical Education approval through pursuit of a master’s degree. The graduate program in Athletic Training is one of only 11 in the United States.
- There are 22 full-time board-appointed faculty members and 21 part-time faculty employed.
- Since 1994, the HPHE Department faculty has authored over 200 publications and over 500 presentations have been made at international, national, regional, state and local professional conferences.