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2024-25 Catalog 
2024-25 Catalog

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Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation

Department Chair: Dr. Ryan Zimmerman
Location: Reed K. Swenson Building, Room 307B
Telephone Contact:  Marcia Kawa 801-626-6691
Professors: Chris Eisenbarth, Michael Olpin, James Zagrodnik; Associate Professors: Cass Griffith, Eddie Hill, Chad Smith, Ryan Zimmerman; Assistant Professors: Mandy King, Linnette Wong; Instructors: Christina Aguilar, Jonathan Griffith, Jeffery Kurt Ward

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  


    Associate of Applied ScienceBachelor of ScienceEmphasis Option for Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies

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

    MinorTeaching MinorCertification

    Note: Certifications are not Weber State University degrees. Please work with the applicable department on requirements for certifications.