What is in a Name?
The Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (HPERD) department recently changed its name to Health and Human Performance (HHP). We sat down with Dr. Sheila Patterson, department chair, to find out what prompted the new title and what is ahead for HHP.
Why the name change?
The department changed its name to Health and Human Performance to better reflect current academic programs. HPERD is a dated term, evolving from the disciplines of Health Education and Physical Education. The dance program (and our beloved faculty for dance, including Professor Lynn Deering) recently moved to the Department of Theater Art, a move also more in aligned with national trends.