About the Department

Opportunities Await

The Department of Health, Human Performance, and Recreation (HHPR) prepares students for an exciting and rewarding breadth of careers in the challenging fields of athletic training, public health, exercise science, 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.

Departmental Newsletter

Summer 2021 departmental newsletter

Summer 2021 (PDF)

Interim Department Head

Michelle Gray, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Exercise Science
306A HPER Building
Fayetteville, AR 72701
479-575-6762
rgray@uark.edu

Assistant Dept. Head
Graduate Coordinator

Paul C. Calleja, Ph.D.
Clinical Associate Professor of Kinesiology
308W HPER Building
Fayetteville, AR 72701
479-575-2857
pcallej@uark.edu