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Health, Physical Education, and Recreation

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What is HPER?


“YC's Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (HPER) provides a wide range of educational opportunities aimed at enhancing individuals' overall health and well-being. Classes include both educational courses and group activities.


Physical Education, as a core component of HPER, encompasses a broad spectrum of activities, with a strong emphasis on incorporating sports and physical fitness into one's educational journey. It's encouraged that physical education be a part of every student's education. Our recreation classes focus on fun outdoor pursuits, such as hiking, camping, and developing essential outdoor survival skills, among others.


For those aspiring to enter the fitness and wellness profession, Yavapai College's HPER department offers an array of opportunities including a personal trainer certification program, along with courses geared towards becoming a group fitness instructor. Additionally, the department provides a multitude of group activities aimed at improving not only physical health but also mental, emotional, and social well-being. Overall, YC HPER fosters students to lead healthier lives through education and activities.”


Contact Information

Paula Tomitz
(928) 776-2238


(928) 717-7777
(800) 922-6787

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