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Health and Physical Education


Want to learn more?
For questions about these programs please call the HPER department to schedule an appointment with an advisor.

Arlene Dowell
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 541-956-7140

Health and Physical Education

The Associate of Science degrees are designed for students transferring to SOU's Bachelor's degree programs in Health and Physical Education and in the Outdoor Adventure Leadership (OAL) without losing credits. Programs in SOU's Department of Health, Physical Education and Outdoor Adventure Leadership are integral parts of the College of Arts and Sciences. Their missions are to prepare students for careers in:

  • Health Promotion
  • Fitness and Management
  • Teaching
  • Physical Therapy
  • Outdoor Adventure Leadership

For those interested in gaining experience in community-based learning related to exercise and nutrition, SOU offers the opportunity to participate in a district-wide program in the Ashland school system.

Transfer Degrees

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Program Advisors

Rhonda Misner
HPER Department Chair
Faculty / Advisor
Phone: 541-956-7206
Jennifer Richards
Health & Physical Education Department
Gym Assistant
Phone: 541-956-7209
Steve Carlino
Health & Physical Education Department
Outdoor Adventure Leadership Advisor
Phone: 541-761-1059

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Health Professions and Safety Pathway
Financial Aid eligible
CWE eligible

Want to learn more?
For questions about these programs please call the HPER department to schedule an appointment with an advisor.

Arlene Dowell
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 541-956-7140