Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (HPERD)

Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (HPERD) offers a variety of wellness, fitness, and physical activity courses for the general student population at Cleveland State. Undergraduate degree programs in HPERD include Multiage teaching Licensure in Physical Education. Health Licensure is also available as an additional teaching field. Allied Sport programs prepare Exercise/Fitness Specialists or Sports Managers. University minors are offered in dance, health education, or sports management. A School Nurse License is also available at the graduate level. Finally, HPERD houses Master's degree programs in Community Health Education, Sports Management, and Exercise Science, as well as Curriculum and Instruction with specialization's in School Health Education, Human Performance, Sport and Exercise Psychology, and Physical Education Pedagogy.

Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Loovis came to Cleveland State University in 1978. His major area of interest is adapted physical education. He teaches primarily in the undergraduate physical education licensure program.

Dick Returns

Dr. Hurwitz will return to teaching in the HPERD department. He is currently on sabbatical.


Mailing Address
Cleveland State University
College of Education and Human Services
Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance 2121 Euclid Avenue
Julka Hall 164
Cleveland, OH 44115

Campus Location
2485 Euclid Avenue
Julka Hall 164
Phone: 216-687-4870
Fax: 216-875-5410

Department Chair:
Sheila Patterson
Phone: 216- 687-3665

Mary McGee
Tel: (216) 687-4397