The School of Physical, Recreation, and Health Education would like to assure you we are taking all precautions to protect our students during this time of the pandemic. Specifically, our internship and practicum students have been instructed to follow all precautions required by their agency and MJC for their health and security. We will monitor all developments and remain in contact with these agencies to ensure the safety and well-being of each student. Most site supervisors are working with us on alternative plans for students to complete their required hours. The faculty are also working to ensure options to complete the course if the internship and/or practicum has been canceled. All students have been instructed to report any safety concerns to their professors. We encourage you to visit our website for the most updated information. We will communicate changes as they arise. The security and success of our students is always our priority.

The mission of the PRHE/Athletics Division is to provide an instructional program for an ever-changing, diverse student population with lifelong activity skills, advanced education of preferred activity, and knowledge of health and fitness issues and their relationship to a healthy lifestyle.

Vision Statement

Our vision of the future is one in which the community looks to our programs as their best choice for enhancing lifelong activity skills by promoting growth and self-development.  Our programs teach good sportsmanship and promote enthusiastic involvement in the areas of health, wellness, recreation, dance, adapted physical education, intercollegiate sports, athletic training, leisure time pursuits and daily physical exercise.  Our program is universally recognized and admired for its professional and diverse staff, quality curriculum and state-of-the-art facilities and equipment.  We provide training and support services, and active partnerships with area health and fitness facilities and professionals.  Our professional faculty stays up to date in their fields of expertise through activities at the local, state, and national levels and set the highest standards of education in instruction. 

Program Goals:

  • Content Knowledge:  Students will demonstrate and apply knowledge and disciplinary concepts related to the field of Kinesiology
  • Communications Skills: Students will develop oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Critical Thinking: Students will demonstrate critical thinking skills, including the ability to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate information to make sound decisions and solve problems as they apply to the field of Kinesiology.
  • Professionalism: Students will demonstrate professional and ethical practices in the areas of communication, conduct, presentation, preparation.