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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 


Interested in becoming a lecturer with the Department of Health Science & Recreation?

Our department regularly adds instructors to our lecturer pool and welcomes potential new faculty to get in touch. Please look through the courses in our course catalog and email your CV to our department chair to express your interested in being considered for a lecturer position.

For Fall 2018, we may need lecturers for the following courses: 

HS 001: Understanding Your Health
HS 015: Human Life Span
HS 025: Health Team Building
HS 100W: Writing Workshop
HS 159: Health Program Planning


Application open for changing major to Public Health

Please complete this google form application by Monday June 4th at 11:59pm. You can learn more about the application process on our About the Major webpage.


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!


The Recreation degrees have a new logo:

Rec.RT Degree Logo

We are excited about this new logo that coincides with changes coming to the Rec degree, including a new minor with Environmental Studies, and a new vision for the degree. Stay tuned for more info!