Health, Physical Education, 
and Recreation

As a major in the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Department, you will be prepared to work in the health, fitness or recreation fields; teach physical education; or qualify for further study at physical therapy or medical school. Moreover, you will be immersed in a lifestyle that promotes physical well being and health, which is consistent with the university's commitment to developing the whole person - mind, body and spirit.

Some of the outstanding features of this program:AC track

    • ORU has excellent facilities for the physical education and recreation program including human performance labs, 50 meter-pool, 3 racquetball courts, athletic training room, 4 basketball courts, 4 volleyball courts, indoor track, free weight room, aerobic exercise room, 6 tennis courts, jogging track, 2 soccer fields, 2 sand volleyball courts and more.


    • Our faculty includes eight full-time  professors, seven part-time instructors and trainers who provide lots of individual attention to students.

Degree Plans

     Health and Exercise Science:

  • Health and Exercise Specialist
  • Health and Exercise Science - Pre-Physical Therapy Concentration
  • Health and Exercise Science - Pre-Sports Medicine Concentration

     Recreation Administration

     Sports Management

     Health and Physical Education (K-12)

For more information, please call 918-495-6825.