About the Department

The Department of Health, Human Performance, and Recreation (HHPR) prepares students for an exciting and rewarding breadth of careers in the challenging fields of public health, kinesiology, and recreation and sport management.

HHPR students enjoy challenging courses and numerous opportunities to gain experience in community settings. The department is known for providing a student-friendly atmosphere where nationally recognized faculty are readily available to assist students seeking advice with everything from course selections to resume building and career advice.

HHPR offers programs leading to the following undergraduate degrees:

  • Bachelor of Science in Public Health 
  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (exercise science or K-12 physical education)
  • Bachelor of Science in Recreation and Sport Management

Department Head: Bart Hammig, Ph.D., MPH

To receive information on undergraduate degree programs in HHPR, email Ms. Susan Mayes, the undergraduate coordinator, at smayes@uark.edu with your name, address, phone number and program area of interest. You may also contact us by mail for information on undergraduate study by contacting:

HHPR - Undergraduate Coordinator
University of Arkansas
College of Education and Health Professions
308 G HPER Building
Fayetteville, AR 72701

HHPR offers programs leading to the following graduate degrees:

  • Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Physical Education (Online)
  • Master of Science (M.S.) in Kinesiology
  • Master of Science (M.S.) in Community Health Promotion
  • Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Recreation and Sport Management
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Health, Sport and Exercise Science

To receive information on graduate degree programs in HHPR, e-mail the graduate coordinator, Dr. Stephen Dittmore, at dittmore@uark.edu with your name, address, phone number and program area of interest. You may also contact us by mail for information on graduate study by contacting:

HHPR - Graduate Coordinator
University of Arkansas
College of Education and Health Professions
308 W HPER Building
Fayetteville, AR  72701

Faculty Offices: 479-575-2858; HPER 24-hour Infoline 479-575-4950