Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Department, Division of Health and Sciences
HPER Mission Statement "To provide an environment which enables students to evolve personally and professionally by obtaining knowledge and skills in the areas of health, physical education and recreation and other sport related careers."
The Recreation Studies program is designed to enable students with interests in recreation, leisure, and outdoor education to transfer to most baccalaureate institutions with standing as a junior. The program objectives emphasize both theory and practice. Its general education requirements in English, mathematics, lab sciences, social sciences, and humanities will provide students the required elements of a liberal arts education. Its core courses in recreation development and leadership are the elemental building blocks for further study in fields as varied as outdoor recreation, therapeutic recreation, or recreation management.
Careers in recreation involve planning, organizing activities in local playgrounds and recreation areas, parks, community centers, religious organizations, camps, theme parks, and tourist attractions. Increasingly, recreation workers are found in businesses where they organize and direct leisure activities for employees.
Inherent in Corning Community College's mission is preparing students for a life of service to their professions and their communities in a global interdependent society. The recreation community is now being viewed as a key player in achieving important public policy objectives related to quality of life issues, economic development, and environmental responsibility.
Contact Person: Julie Teed, Wellness Education Director/Health, Physical Education & Recreation Department Chairperson at 607-962-9255 or 1-800-358-7171 ext. 9255