Special Programs

Leisure Science Program
The Department of Health, Human Performance, and Sport Management offers leisure science and fitness courses to help students develop an appreciation, knowledge of and understanding of the importance of exercise in daily living.  Leisure science and fitness courses also enable students to develop a satisfactory level of skill in leisure time activities. Emphasis is placed on developing an individual lifetime activity program to improve health related fitness components.

The following courses are offered: LESC 1116, 1123,1124,1126, and 1128. The course catalog does not accurate reflect what is being offered at this time.

Arkansas Coaching Endorsement
Students who are interested in coaching in the State of Arkansas are required to obtain a Coaching Endorsement. Below you find information pertinent to obtaining  our 21 hour coaching endorsement program  through the Department of Health, Human Performance, and Sport Management:

General Information

  • Students wishing to coach athletics in the State of Arkansas must obtain a Coaching Endorsement from the Arkansas State Department of Education.
  • All individuals enrolled in teacher licensure programs who wish to coach, will have to wait until completion of their degree program and until they have received an initial teaching license.
  • Students who have teaching licensure from another subject area who complete the HHPS coaching endorsement course of study will meet requirements for an Arkansas coaching endorsement.
  • The BS in K-12 Health & Physical Education offered in the Department of Health, Human Performance, and Sport Management includes all required courses necessary for the Coaching Endorsement.
  • After obtaining an Arkansas Teaching Licensure, students may then add the Coaching Endorsement by enrolling in our program of study:
    1. Completing the 21 hour required program of study:
      • HHPS  3302 Exercise Physiology
      • HHPS 2372 Care & Prevention
      • HHPS 3372 Advanced First Aid
      • HHPS 3210 Teaching Ind. Sport
      • HHPS 4350 Teaching Methods PE
      • HHPS 3310 Coaching Theory
      • BIOL1411 Intro to H. Anatomy OR HHPS 3402 Kinesiology
    2. Praxis: # 10095 Coaching
  • All interested applicants who want to apply for this program of study must contact Dr. Bennie Prince at 569-3523.