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Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation

Department Chair:James Zagrodnik
Location: Reed K. Swenson Building, Room 307B
Telephone Contact:  Marcia Kawa 801-626-6691
Professors: Michael Olpin, Chris Eisenbarth; Associate Professors: Cass Griffith, Chad Smith, James Zagrodnik; Assistant Professors: Yan Huang, Mandy King, Lisa Meerts-Brandsma, Ryan Zimmerman; Instructors: Christina Aguilar, Jonathan Griffith, Heather Hunter

The Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (HPER) in the Jerry and Vickie Moyes College of Education offers programs that promote lifelong wellness from a variety of disciplines. The teaching environment, supported by faculty with diverse expertise, creates quality learning communities that offer undergraduates exceptional educational experiences. The state-of-the-art facilities - including 6-lane swimming pool, ample indoor and outdoor recreational, fitness, sport and activity areas, and indoor climbing wall - provide an outstanding arena for student instruction. With a curriculum designed to develop professional knowledge and skills, graduates from the department are prepared to work in a variety of educational, health and recreational settings.

Through instruction, scholarship and service, the department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation offers Bachelor of Science degrees in health promotion, outdoor and community recreation, and physical education. Minors include coaching sport, health promotion and health promotion teaching, physical education/coaching, and recreation. In addition, the department offers undergraduate and graduate programs for the department of teacher education, the master of education program, and supports Weber State University and community wellness related activities.

The department also supports the efforts of under graduates seeking the bachelor of integrated studies degree, offering health promotion, physical education/coaching, and recreation/leisure services as emphases for the BIS Program.

Mission Statement

The Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation inspires future professionals by providing high quality education through an innovative, engaged learning experience. 


Health, Physical Education, and Recreation Course Descriptions  


    Bachelor of ScienceEmphasis Option for Bachelor of Integrated Studies

       BIS emphases are also offered for most programs with a minor.

    MinorTeaching MinorHonors, DepartmentalCertification