Why HPERS?

The areas of health, physical education, recreation and sports is one of the fastest growing industries today. Due to knowledge about the benefits of healthy and active lifestyles
becoming more common place, the field has grown and expanded rapidly over the years.
All ages, from adolescents to the elderly are spending billions of dollars and taking part in the millions of others who have chosen to increase their own mental,
emotional and physical health through programs and activities.

Shepherd University's HPERS Department is here to offer you a great opportunity to take part in a revolutionary field, where you can integrate your own passions,
 with those of a needed profession!

        

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Midwest AAHPERD Conference Students at 2014 Midwest AAHPERD Conference with Dr. Rhonda Hovatter
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HPERS Student at local nursing home with Dr. Stacey Kendig
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Dr. Kendig and Students at local nursing home
 
 "Education is what survives when what has
been learned has been forgotten."
-B.F. Skinner
 

Professional Fraternity related to HPERS Department

PEK members represent one of the few professional fraternities here on Shepherd University campus
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HPERS Student, from Dr. Stacey Kendig's class, having a conversation with a member of the nursing home
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Student with Senior at local nursing home