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The Department of Health, Physical Education & Recreation in the Jerry & 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 fully equipped human performance exercise biochemistry, nutrition and athletic training/physical therapy laboratories; a networked computer lab; swimming and hydrotherapy pools; 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 fitness settings.

Through instruction, scholarship and service, HPER offers Bachelor of Science degrees in health promotion, outdoor and community recreation education and physical education. Minors include sport coaching education, health promotion, health promotion teaching, physical education, physical education teaching, physical education with coaching education teaching, and outdoor and community recreation education.

In addition, the department supports undergraduate and graduate programs for the Department of Teacher Education and Master of Education program and supports Weber State University and community wellness-related activities.

The department also supports the efforts of undergraduates 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

To inspire future professionals by providing a high-quality education through an innovative, engaged learning experience.

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Stay in touch with WSU and connect with current students and other alumni through the Alumni Association.


You can support the next generation of HPER professionals by contributing to our department. To make your donation, visit the link below and click “Donate.” Under “Your Area of Support,” select “Search complete list of areas to support” and select “Health, Physical Education & Recreation,” located under “Education, Moyes College of.” Thank you for your support.

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Services & Partnerships

The Department of Health, Physical Education & Recreation offers health and recreation services to the WSU community, along with partnering with other WSU programs that encourage health and wellness.

Services & Partnerships

Departmental Honors

The Department of Health, Physical Education & Recreation rewards students who achieve academic success with departmental honors.


Departmental Honors

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