News & Events

August 2018

A good time was had by all at the inaugural Welcome Carnival, for Fall 2018.

Above, you can see some of the party-people playing! Hope to see everyone

again next fall! 

HSR Welcome Back Carnival F18

F18 HSR Welcome Back Carnival Pic



November 2017

College of Applied Sciences and Arts is holding its first annual, campus-wide Health and Wellness Week from Nov. 13-17, 2017. This week is designed to spread and increase awareness of healthy lifestyles within the San José State University community. On Wednesday, November 15, Recreation students from Philly's RECL 110 class organized a "5 Ways to Play" activity for SJSU students. Way to go Rec students!! An amazing activity organized by our amazing undergrads...with a little help from Philly and BJ. 

BJ at 5 Ways to Play Table during CASA Wellness Week

Students participating in 5 Ways to Play Event during CASA Wellness Week

5 Ways to Play Event during CASA Health and Wellness Week

CASA Health And Wellness Week 5 Ways to Play Activities


October 2017

Another great meet and greet discussion with recreation industry professionals. Alisa Krinsty (Palo Alto VA) and Regina Maurantonio (City of Campbell Recreation) spoke with SJSU recreation majors about careers and career goals. It was a great discussion, and students learned a lot. 

             10.26.17 Rec Pros Meet and Greet     10.26.17 Rec Pros Meet and Greet 2      10.26.17 Rec Pros Meet and Greet 3


Dr. Miranda Worthen gave a talk entitled "Risk and Protective Behavior Factors for Anger and Violent Behavior in U.S. Military Service Members" in the MLK Jr. Library. Dr. Worthen delivered her remarks to a packed room! Just a small taste of some of the amazing research going on in the Health Science and Recreation Dept!

             October 2017 Dr. Miranda Worthen delivers talk about her research 

September 2017

We had a great panel discussion for SJSU Rec majors. Liz Gonzalez (YMCA of Silicon Valley), Kim Castro (Santa Clara Parks and Rec), and SJSU's own Caryn Collopy (Campus Recreation) talked with students about careers, job opportunities, and internships. A good time was had by all.

              9.21.17 Rec Pros Meet and Greet       9.21.17 Rec Pros Meet and Greet 2        9.21.17 Rec Pros Meet and Greet 3 

August 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