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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 


Convocation Awards!

Our convocation is fast approaching - December 15, 2017. In an effort to recognize and celebrate our amazing graduating students, we invite you to take a minute and nominate a graduating senior for an award. Students are invited to self-nominate or to nominate a peer.
Just fill out the nomination form by Dec 5th, 11:59pm. A link for the form can also be found on the main department page of HS&R. Awards will be announced on Dec 15 at convocation.


Upcoming Events

Research Presentation by Dr. Joshua Baur on work he is doing with the SJSU Student Community Garden. Thursday, November 30, 2017. 12-1pm in MH 438A.

 Baur Research Seminar. Student Community Garden


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