Welcome to the Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation at Utah State University. This is your first step in selecting a great program, at a great university, in a spectacular environment. If you have an interest in working with people to enhance their quality of life through physical activity then we have a degree for you.

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World famous traveler returns! Rich Gordin will report on 2014 Olympics experience on March 21, HPER Department at noon. For story go here.


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Application deadline for HPER and College Scholarships is past. Apply next year beginning December 2014.

Sarah Godfrey, stellar Master’s Student in Health Education Completes Internship. Story here.

Julie Gast makes headlines again!  Selected as president-elect of the School Health Education and Services Section of the American Public Health Association. Congratulations, Julie!

2009 Parks and Recreation graduate, Bryce King, making a name for himself in Hurricane, UT.  Read all about it here.

 Brennan Thompson, former MS Student Accepts Faculty Position at Texas Tech University.  More here.

HPER Alumni Mike Williams, Atlee Zipf, Make Us Proud.


Mike Williams, BS 1996 Physical Education, credited with helping save basketball player Danny Berger, has been honored by Utah State Legislature. Mike has also been awarded the Heartsaver Hero Award by the American Heart Association.  Read more here.

USU alumnus Atlee Zipf, Math/Stats Composite Teaching Major with a Physical Education/Coaching minor, demonstrates service and compassion. Read more about  Altee here and here.

  Student Athletes Excel on the Field. 

HPER Student Athlete Jon Goble Places in WAC Track and Field. Read more here.

  The Mental Edge.

Sports Psychologist and HPER faculty member Richard Gordin talks about gaining the Mental Edge, in an interview with RunUtah.com. More here.

   California Ski Bum.

Authentic California Ski Bum, Eadric Bressel, Makes Full Professor. It is a USU tradition to celebrate the success of a faculty member who is promoted to full professor by inviting them to present an inaugural lecture at the President's home to an audience of  friends, family, students and colleagues.HPER faculty member and now, full professor, Eadric Bressel, recently presented his "Path to Academic Success."  Read all about it here and here.

  Utah State football player and Human Movement Science major McKade Brady was named to the Capital One Academic All-America Division I first-team. McKade is only the 7th Aggie in school history to receive this honor. Read more.

Welcome to Sydney Schaefer and Bree Studenka who join the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Department as assistant professors in Human Movement Science. More here.

The Aggie Legacy Fields officially opened for business on Thursday, September 27, 2012. Students have been enjoying the fields (unofficially) since the beginning of Fall semester. More here.

USU students rock on the Certified Health Education Specialist Exam

100% of the health education students who took the CHES in 2011 passed (the national pass rate is 75%) and our test scores on all of the 7 competency areas of the CHES were above the national cohort.  Way to go health education students!