The mission of the Health, Human Performance, and Recreation Department:
To provide quality curricular offerings in uniquely distinctive areas at the undergraduate
To provide quality graduate programs at the master’s and doctoral levels.
To provide structural and non-structural recreational opportunities for all university
students, faculty, staff and their family members.
To provide quality teaching in all classes.
To encourage scholarly inquiry and research productivity.
To further the expansion of university service and programs to local, state, regional,
national, and international dimensions.
As an extension of the HHPR Mission Statement, the department has developed a philosophical
beliefs, values, and uniqueness statement:
Philosophical Beliefs about HHPR:
We are a graduate research department with a strong undergraduate foundation.
We believe that teaching and research are interrelated and dependent upon each other
and represent our primary function. Community and professional service is also highly
valued providing our service activities complement and supplement our teaching and
We believe that the educational opportunities we provide through our service programs
represent an integral aspect of the liberal arts education of all students at the
University of Arkansas.
Professionalism (code of ethics, honesty, integrity, efficiency, consistency, dependability,
Quality of life
Caring attitude among faculty, staff and students
Pursuit of excellence
Value uniqueness of individuals and individual programs
Autonomy – professional and personal within structure
Academic inquiry and pursuit of knowledge
Interrelationship of cognitive, affective and psychomotor domains
Uniqueness of HHPR (common threads):
We strive to improve the quality of life through maximizing human potential.
Our combination of academic/recreational facilities and programs have an impact on
the entire university.
We are primarily an applied science, founded on social, behavioral, and biological
College of Education and Health Professions Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation University of Arkansas 308 HPER Building Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701
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