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Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Dance/Sport Management

The Department of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Dance/Sport Management offers a wide range of curricula for Virginia State University students who wish to earn a Bachelor of Science Degree. Through teaching, research, and outreach-public service activities, the Department's goal is to prepare students to negotiate the demands of an ever-changing, highly competitive, and global profession.

The Physical Education PreK-12 Endorsement Program is state approved through the Virginia Department of Education and accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Students seeking a degree in Health and Physical Education can also minor in Public Health, Health Promotion, Community Health, Health Science, Recreation, Dance, and Sport Management.

Students completing a course of study within the Department will have acquired those competencies necessary to function as exemplary practitioners in the contemporary marketplace and as potential candidates for graduate school.

Other Departmental Information 

Sankofa  Dance Theatre

The Department features the VSU Sankofa Dance Theatre. Dance students are required to participate in this exciting performing arts group (by audition).


The VSU Fitness/Wellness Center is located in Daniel Gymnasium and is open to VSU students, faculty, and staff. The Fitness/Wellness Center offers a plethora of cardio and weight training equipment for patrons to use. Summer hours of operation are: 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. (Monday-Friday). For more information on the Fitness/Wellness Center, please contact Gene Thompson, Director at 804-524-5725.

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