Through the School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, you’ll be prepared to help shape the world of health and wellness. We offer majors in the fields of exercise science and sport studies, physical education and health education, and sport management and recreation.

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Dean Tracey Matthews' Welcome

Greetings from the School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation! If your goal is a career in sport, wellness, physical education, nutrition, exercise science, athletic training or recreational activities, then School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation will prepare you to excel.

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East Campus

Outdoor adventure programs have become one of today’s most valuable resources for team-building, managerial training, and goal-oriented growth. Despite being a large city, Springfield is home to an exceptional outdoor learning center, and some pretty great people, too! The East Campus Outdoor Learning Center supports the programs of Springfield College through purposefully designed experiential learning opportunities in an out-of-doors setting with educational, recreation, business, and therapeutic groups.

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Accreditation for School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation Programs

Applied Exercise Science (Undergraduate)

The undergraduate applied exercise science major is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation for the Exercise Sciences.The undergraduate applied exercise science major is recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Athletic Training

The athletic training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education.

Clinical Exercise Physiology (Graduate)

The graduate clinical exercise physiology program is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation for the Exercise Sciences.

Recreation Management

The recreation management program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation for Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions.

Strength and Conditioning

The strength and conditioning program is recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association.