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University of Alaska Anchorage

Department of Health, Physical Education & Recreation

The Department of Health, Physical Education & Recreation (HPER) is committed to excellence in offering courses in physical education and related disciplines.

Professional programs prepare students for leadership roles in health, physical education and recreation fields. The department also offers a variety of courses for students from other fields who wish to learn new physical skills and/or develop personal wellness.

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Department of Health, Physical Education & Recreation
Eugene Short Hall, Suite 103
3211 Providence Dr
Anchorage, AK 99508
United States
Tel: (907) 786-4083
Email: hper@alaska.edu 

Our Purpose

Leading toward a healthier tomorrow by cultivating confident and competent health, fitness and recreation professionals who enhance the health and well-being of people and communities.