Health, Human Performance and Recreation

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HHPR is the largest department on campus with 14 degree programs, 31 faculty members and over 1,500 students.

The Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation offers a variety of programs of study in public health, exercise science, athletic training, and recreation and sport management.


The Department of Health, Human Performance, and Recreation prepares students for a breadth of careers in public health, kinesiology, and recreation and sport management.

HHPR students enjoy challenging courses and numerous opportunities to gain experience in community settings. The department provides a student-friendly atmosphere where nationally recognized faculty are readily available for students at all levels to assist with everything from course selection to resume building and job advice.

If you would like to make a gift to the Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation, visit its Online Giving web page. Be sure the department name appears in the field labeled “Other department, program or fund” before submitting the form.

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Academic Programs

The department offers 14 degree programs to earn diplomas ranging from bachelor to doctorate. Some classes and programs are available for online enrollment.

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Exercise Science Research Center

The lab is a student-centered facility serving to be a leader the field of Exercise Science as well as training the next generation of scientists.

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Office of Teacher Education

Our office assists in the licensure of physical education instructors and coaches. It serves as an information hub for Arkansas educator licensure requirements and regulations.

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