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New Minor in Dance and Certificate in Dance  in HHPR

The new minor in dance is for students interested in being a dance club sponsor and/or coach at a middle school or high school. It is also appropriate for students desiring to open their own studio or to manage a dance studio. The minor is ideal for students wanting to work in recreational, educational or business settings involving dance.
The Certificate in Dance offers the same courses and requirements but is for non-degree seeking students (those that may have already obtained a bachelors degree) and/or those just wanting to learn more about the dance profession without obtaining a degree.

For additional information,  contact Dr. Janice Jewett or the HHPR Department at 620-235-4665.


The Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation (HHPR) is located in the Student Recreation Center and has a faculty composed of members possessing a wide-array of specializations.  The department offers undergraduate degree programs in Exercise Science, Physical Education, and Recreation as well as an online graduate program in HHPR. 

Within each degree programs are emphases/concentration areas from which students select the professional paths best fitting their needs.  The department also participates in the Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP).

Contact the department for further information.

Please contact us:

Dr. John Oppliger, Chairperson - 620-235-4645 (

Susan Downing, Administrative Assistant - 620-235-4665 (


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Recreation Accreditation Documents

Pittsburg State University's Recreation and Therapeutic Recreation Programs are accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Parks,    Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT). The Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT) accredits baccalaureate programs in parks, recreation, tourism, sport management, event management, therapeutic recreation, and leisure studies offered at regionally accredited institutions within the United States and its territories, and at nationally accredited institutions in Canada, and Mexico.