Health, Physical Education & Recreation


Our Health, Physical Education & Recreation (HPR) Area of Study will introduce you to the needed courses to prepare for a transfer degree in several areas: parks and recreation management, physical education, health science, sports ministry, and sports administration. Our curriculum builds the foundation for upper-level education upon transfer while completing the general education requirements for most baccalaureate degrees. 

After completing your Associate of Arts degree at Hinds, you will be able to transfer to a four-year institution and earn your Bachelor of Science degree. Fitness instructor, personal trainer, health educator, strength and conditioning specialist, parks and recreation director, travel ball director, and geriatric mobility specialist are just a few of the careers you could expect. If you choose to continue your education, once you complete graduate school you could become a nutritionist, athletic trainer, occupational therapist, or physical therapist.

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Important Program Information

The program map provides the courses recommended for any students seeking this transfer area of study. Students should consult the Mississippi Articulation Agreement for specific course requirements at specific Mississippi universities.

  • Associate of Arts
Sample Curriculum
Course Hours
Orientation 2
English Composition I 3
College Algebra 3
First Aid & CPR 3
General Biology I, Lecture & Lab 4
Total Hours 15
Course Hours
English Composition II 3
Anatomy & Physiology I, Lecture & Lab 4
Public Speaking I 3
Personal & Community Health 3
Introduction to Sociology 3
Total Hours 16
Course Hours
General Psychology 3
Music, Art, Dance, or Theatre Appreciation 3
Introduction to Kinesiology/Health, Physical Education, & Recreation 3
American (U.S.) History I 3
American, British or World Literature I 3
HPR Elective 3
Total Hours 18
Course Hours
Computer Concepts 3
Western Civilization I or II, or World Civilizations I or II, or American (U.S.) History 3
Human Growth & Development 3
HPR Elective 3
HPR Elective 3
Total Hours 15


Marcille McLendon
Kinesiology Curriculum Coordinator
Lawrence Greene
Department Chair
Rachael McKinney
Department Chair
Stephanie Burks
Department Chair
Lawren Lawson
Lead Instructor
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