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Welcome to the Department of Health Science and Recreation.

Our mission is to prepare innovative leaders and practitioners with knowledge, skills, and abilities to promote health and engage with, understand, and improve the environments in which we live, work and play. Our focus is communities and populations, and the people, policies, environments, resources, supports and opportunities that create the conditions for health for all.

This is a very exciting time in Health Science and Recreation. Our experienced faculty members are involved in exciting research and community projects. Our students are diverse, lively, and deeply engaged in the classroom and the community.

In Health Science and Recreation, we commit to living with joy and purpose, even when times are tough. We look forward to all that is before us! Follow the links in the side bar to the specific programs in our department: 

Public Health Undergraduate Program

Master of Public Health

Recreation Program 


Fall 2017 Health Science and Recreation Convocation Ceremony on December 15, 2017


Well, we had another amazing convocation ceremony, thanks to the student planning committee, the graduates, their family and friends, and our guest speaker, Dr. Jim McCabe. If you would like to look at the still photos, you can view them here

There's still time to purchase a Tee to help fundraise for future HS&R celebrations! Local business, Cukui, teamed up with us to produce this amazing shirt. 

If you would like to purchase a shirt, visit Cukui here


Fundraising Flyer for HSR Fall 2017 Convocation Cukui Shirts


In the News: A dose of nature: doctors prescribe a day in the park for anxiety.

Check out this story from NBC about Parks Rx. What's Parks Rx, you ask? Why, it's only one of the best responses to daily stress, is all. View the story to learn more!

Upcoming Events

Ever wanted to learn puppetry?

You have? Well, you're in luck because in February, SJSU's very own Linda "Rainbow" Levine will be teaching a class on puppetry at the Montalvo Art Center. Monday, February 5, 2018. Follow this link for more info and to register.

Linda Levine with puppet