Department Information

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The SJSU Public Health and Recreation (PHR) Department has a long, proud tradition and legacy, both in the region and in the fields.  To build on these milestones, we have recently completed a seven-month strategic planning process to unveil our new strategic plan (short-versionlong-version) articulating our new vision, identity, mission, and guiding principles.  In addition, through our partnership with SJSU School of Journalism and Mass Communication, we have produced our new SJSU PHR magazine-like 56-page brochure (Brochure/Catalog).  Please click these hyperlinks to download.  We are very grateful for kind, generous contributions of our strategic planning committee consisting of faculty, student, and alumni representatives, as well as of Dr. Tina Korani and her Journalism students.

Our MPH (Master of Public Health) Program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) since 1974.  Please click to read more about our MPH accreditation and our MPH curriculum.  Our Undergraduate Curriculum in Public Health has grown to become one of the largest and popular programs on SJSU Campus.  Click to learn more about our undergraduate public health program

The Recreation Degree Program has been in operation since 1945 and is the oldest undergraduate recreation degree program in the State of California, and the second oldest program in the country (preceded only by the University of Minnesota). The first graduating class was in 1947. The academic discipline of recreation has been accredited since 1987, proving its rigor, innovation, relevance, and excellence. The program has a distinct set of Mission, Vision and Values along with a five year strategic plan make into hyper link.

The Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT) recognizes academic programs in colleges and universities that prepare new professionals to enter the parks, recreation, tourism and related professions. COAPRT Accreditation is a status granted to an academic program that meets or exceeds stated criteria of educational quality. Please click to learn more about our recreation program (recreation management and recreation therapy).