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.

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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Faculty Member Liz O'Neill travels to Costa Rica to help with the opening of an exercise physiology facility.

Elizabeth O’Neill, PhD, second from left, and José Moncada-Jiménez, G’98, PhD, fifth from the left in the back row.

International Influence

Associate Professor of Exercise Science and Sport Studies Elizabeth O’Neill, PhD, was invited to the University of Costa Rica to present during its ceremony for the opening of their Exercise Physiology Research Facility. She was in good company with José Moncada-Jiménez, G’98, PhD, director of the facility

Faculty like O’Neill are the international experts and educators you’ll learn from in our programs.

Charles M. Tipton '52 Alumni College in Exercise Science

Save the date!

Join us for the inaugural Charles M. Tipton '52 Alumni College in Exercise Science on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018.

Charles M. Tipton
2017

Peter V. Karpovich Lecture

Physical Activity and Health: How Much Exercise is Enough?

I-Min Lee, MD, MPH, ScD, FACSM, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and professor of epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, discussed the gaps in knowledge, current research, and how this research can inform the future direction of the guidelines during the 2017 Karpovich Lecture.

I-Min Lee, Harvard Professor and 2017 Karpovich Lecture Speaker

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.

East Campus Canoe

American Kinesiology Association Membership

The School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation is a member of the American Kinesiology Association.

An advocate for kinesiology at the national and international levels, the American Kinesiology Association supports educational opportunities in the fields of exercise science and sport studies, health education and physical education, and sport management and recreation management.