Welcome to the Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) website. HPER is a resourceful department that provides services, educational experiences, programs, and activities for students, staff, faculty, and the community. The department embraces its fundamental obligation to realize the goals of the College of Education and Human Development and the mission of Jackson State University in “Challenging Minds and Changing Lives." HPER is committed to providing programs and services that promote and support the health, physical fitness, social, and wellness needs of JSU students.
You will find that the Department of HPER is a very exciting unit with a wealth of challenging and exciting learning experiences as well as opportunities provided both within and outside the classroom. It gives us great satisfaction to know that you have chosen Jackson State University and we look forward to growing with you. On behalf of the Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER), we wholeheartedly welcome you.