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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 (

Therapeutic Recreation Club 

The Pitt State TR Club promotes a healthy lifestyle through educating students and the community about Therapeutic Recreation. Follow us on Facebook.


The Health, Human Performance and Recreation Club is dedicated to promoting health, fitness and wellness among its members, the campus of Pittsburg State University and the local community. For More information, Follow us on Facebook.

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.