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Faculty members are excellent academicians and practitioners, with knowledge grounded both in theory and school/industry-based experiences.

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Athletic Training

Bachelor of Science (undergraduate)

Athletic trainers are healthcare professionals who collaborate with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, therapeutic intervention, and rehabilitation. At Emporia State, you learn theoretical concepts and skills related to athletic training in exciting classroom, clinical, and field experiences. Your degree is excellent pre-professional preparation for allied health-related programs such as Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Exercise Science, Human Nutrition, Chiropractic Medicine, and many other postgraduate professional programs.

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Coaching Education


This teaching minor consists of 15 hours.

Faculty & Staff

HPER Personnel

Most of the graduate faculty members in the department have completed doctoral degrees. Many of the faculty members are nationally recognized in their fields.



This non-teaching minor consists of 15 hours.

Health Education

Bachelor of Science in Education

This degree prepares students to teach health education and one other academic field of their choice. In addition to teaching health in grades K-12, the health education program prepares persons for careers in public health, commercial and private agencies and with county, state, and federal agencies. This program is a second teaching field only and must be taken with another teaching field.

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Health & Human Performance

Bachelor of Science

If you have a passion for helping people live healthy and productive lives, we can prepare you with the knowledge and skills needed to improve their lifestyle choices. With a Health & Human Performance degree from Emporia State, you can be a leader in improving and saving lives, while also contributing to the common good by helping cut the financial impact poor health choices have on society. Employment opportunities for health promotion graduates exist in corporate, clinical/medical, not-for-profit organizations, commercial/private settings and academic institutions.

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HPER Hall of Honor

Honoring our people

The Hall of Honor recognizes graduates and faculty from the Department of Health, Physical Education, & Recreation who have achieved prominence in their chosen field or who have made significant contributions to Emporia State in the form of service to the HPER department.

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Physical Education

Bachelor of Science

Physical education teachers play a vital role in the growth and development of children, helping them to establish healthy lifestyles and integrate fitness into their daily lives. You can shape the future by equipping students with the skills and habits they need to remain healthy, physically fit, and active throughout their lives. Emporia State University offers to options in getting their physical education degree: one is designed for student who wish to teach PE and another academic area, the other is designed to teach PE at the PreK-12 grade level. Both will prepare students to work in physical education and related fields, including employment in the areas of athletic administration, wellness/fitness programs, and various private agencies such as Red Cross and YM-YWCA.

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Physical Education


This non-teaching minor consists of 15 hours.


Funding for Students

Emporia State is known for its students’ lower-than-average debt load upon graduation. A key to reducing the cost of earning a degree is locating funding in the form of scholarships.

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Sport Leadership & Recreation

Bachelor of Science

The Bachelor of Science in Sport Leadership & Recreation is designed to prepare students for leadership roles in sport and recreation industries. The Sport Leadership & Recreation program has courses focused on sport management, event and program design, revenue management, business law, marketing, and sport psychology. With unique practicum and internship experiences, Sport Leadership & Recreation graduates are uniquely qualified for a wide range of careers in the profession.

Sport Leadership & Recreation


This non-teaching minor consists of 15 hours.