The Department of Health, Physical Education, and Sport Sciences (HPESS) strives to:
- provide curricula and instruction that will enhance the development of physical, mental, social, and emotional qualities essential for living a quality life and encouraging positive health behaviors for all students
- provide quality professional preparation programs in the fields of health, and physical education that meet appropriate standards at both the undergraduate and graduate levels
- provide an intramural and campus recreation program
- promote an overall wellness environment for all students and employees of ASU
Emphasizing Quality Teaching and Service
To accomplish its mission, the department places its primary focus on quality teaching. In addition to its emphasis on teaching, the department strives to provide service to the college and the university, to elementary and secondary schools, to the community and the state, and to its related professional organizations and agencies.
The department endeavors to engage in scholarly pursuits that will enhance the professional growth of its faculty and contribute to knowledge about human performance.