Health, Physical Education, & Recreation

Health, Physical Education, & Recreation


Welcome to the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Department, better known as HPR. Our offices are located upstairs in the Mayo Field House on the Raymond campus, but we also teach courses on the Jackson, Utica, Rankin and Vicksburg campuses.

Our department has strong curriculum and a dedicated faculty who have real life experiences as coaches, personal trainers, athletic trainers, sports officiating, etc. The courses that we offer in this department will transfer to the college or university level.

Students that are interested in courses offered in the HPR department will typically declare a major such as the following:

  • Kinesiology
  • Physical Education K-12
  • Exercise Science
  • Sports Management
  • Sports Ministry
  • Athletic Training
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Administration
  • Health/P.E./Human Performance
  • Health Science
  • Pre-Physical Therapy
  • Pre-Occupational Therapy
  • Recreation Leadership
  • Sports Coaching Education

Courses Are Offered At These Locations

Jackson Academic/Technical Center

Courses for this program are also offered online



For a complete list of courses, please see our college catalog.


Marcille McLendon
Curriculum Coordinator
P: 601-857-3329

Jackson ATC
Phatia McClellan
Department Chair
P: 601-987-8174

Carl Dewitt
Department Chair
P: 601-936-5571

Dr. Noel Gardner
Department Chair
P: 601-885-7061

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