Department Chair: Anne L. Demers
To provide professional education that prepares both students and graduates with knowledge, conceptual frameworks, health education and public health competencies, in order to develop programs, build community capacity, and advocate policy for health equity.Recreation
The recreation degree program, founded in 1947, has a core accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Park, Recreation, and Tourism Related Professions (COAPRT). The degree has maintained continuous accreditation since its first awarding of this status occurred in April 1987. The recreation degree accrediting body is overseen and accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).