News & Events

August 2017

Here's a great chance to meet up with recreation professionals and learn more about careers in recreation!

Recreation Career Flyer for Sept 21, 2017

Wondering about jobs and careers in recreation and leisure. Well...then check this out!

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the leisure and hospitality industry saw the highest wage growth of all private industries in the year ending June 2017. You can read the bulletin here, and take a look at the below figure showing wage growth across industries.

US Bureau of Labor Statistics Wage Growth Figure by Private Industry June 2017

May 2017

Well, another great convocation has come and gone. Spring convocation was a great success as family, friends, and faculty joined together to see off over 100 graduates, plus over a dozen Master's graduates from our MPH program. Congratulations to all of our amazing students! We were joined by Dean Mary Schutten, and Dr. Nooshin Razani from UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital as our guest speaker. If you weren't able to attend, or just want to revisit the joyous occasion, you can click on this link,  and watch a recording of the convocation. 

Congratulations graduates! We wish you all the best as you move on to the next exciting phase of your lives!

(P.S. - if the link above fails, try going here:

There are also still photos available here. Take a look and find yourself, or your grad, and relive the proud moment!

Some pics from Commencement and Convocation:

 2017 Health Science Recreation Convocation FacultySJSU 2017 Commencement MPH Grads


HSR Faculty at HSR Convocation w guest 

speaker, Dr. Nooshin Razani                                               

MPH Graduates at SJSU Commencement with Dr. Monica Allen


2017 SJSU Commencement Ross Allen Baur

Dr.s Baur, Allen, & Ross at Commencement

March 2017

The 18th Annual Faculty Service Recognition and Awards Luncheon took place on Thursday, March 9, 2017 in the Student Union Ballroom.
The University recognized faculty with 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, and 45 years of service, including HS&R's own Philly Toney, for her 15 years of service to the department, university, and students. Be sure to congratulate Philly when you see her around campus. Way to go Philly! 

              SJSU 2017 Faculty Awards Luncheon             Philly at 2017 Faculty Service Award Luncheon


December 2016

Fall 2016 Convocation Photos

For those who would like to take a look at F16 convocation pictures, you can follow this link, and take a look at our wonderful grads! 

Sharon HS 159 Student Poster Presentation

Lifetime Faculty Service Award for Lecturer awarded to Heath Science and Recreation's very own B.J. Grosvenor for her years of dedicted service to our students and the department. Pictured above is B.J. receiving her award from CASA Dean, Dr. Mary Schutten (right, wearing the scarf). Let's all join in and give B.J. a much deserved *high five*!!


Linda Levine Radio Guest

Recreation Lecturer Linda Levine (above right) participated in a panel taping in front of a live audience for the radio show and podcast In Deep with Angio Coiro. The show was called, Ya Might as Well Laugh, and featured Linda, Will Durst, and Hilton Obenzinger. The theme of the show was Humor and Linda talked about what humor brings to challenging life situations - grief, loss, scary times. You can listen by following this link: or using the hotlink above.