On behalf of the Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER), welcome to Florida A&M University.   The HPER Department offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees that are designed to prepare students for career opportunities in a variety of health, fitness, sport and recreation settings.  Our mission is to prepare graduates who can compete and interact effectively within the continually evolving fields of physical education, health, sport, and recreation. 

HPER students participate in a wide variety of experiences that go beyond classroom work.  You will be exposed to professors from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences.  In addition, the HPER faculty members are dedicated educators who regularly engage in professional development activities on the national, state and local levels to stay abreast of information and contribute to the growth of the profession. 
You will be challenged to be actively engaged in the learning process by applying practical application and critical thinking skills learned in your coursework.  Our programs will prepare you to be a part of the solution to improve health, fitness and quality of life for youth and adults.

The bachelors of science degree in physical education pedagogy is intended to prepare teaching professionals for Florida schools.  The masters of science degree in Sport Management provides graduates with training for careers in sport management professions.

Our programs’ curricula offer rigorous instruction and research, enhancement and maximization of physical performance, effective management and promotion of sport, and courses that optimize health and lifestyle education that can be utilized in varied recreation settings.

Health Leisure Fitness Aquatics Management


Health Leisure Fitness Dance Studio Curriculum 

Health Leisure Fitness Exercise Science & Coaching Curriculum 

Health Leisure Fitness Health Promotion Curriculum 

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Clarice Byrd

Office Manager

Office: 436 MCTG

Telephone: 850-412-5957

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Contact Us


Gore Education Complex

501 Orr Drive

Tallahassee, Florida 32307


850.561.2211 FAX 




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