Start your day right with HPER classes this fall

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By: Mabel Myers


Registration is quickly approaching for the Fall semester. HPER classes are for all students who are interested in earning credit by doing physical activity. 

HPER classes will fulfill the campus wide general education requirement which requires students to demonstrate their understanding of the concepts of physical fitness, holistic health, healthful living and prevention of disease.

“It is essential for college students, especially first-year students, to have comprehensive health education on their transcripts. HPER courses introduce skills and strategies to help students maintain and care for their health,” said Tony Randles, Acting Assistant Dean, School of Education. 

The HPER program offers a variety of classes that allow students to stay active in their busy college schedules. They offer a number of courses for all majors that can help students be successful in having the skills needed to maintain a healthy lifestyle. 

“From learning to make good dietary choices, to being mindful and open about mental health. Instead of a stressed-out first-year experience, students can be equipped with the healthy coping skills needed to transition into college life and beyond—regardless of what major and career path students choose. And HPER classes can be fun!” said Randles.

The following classes meet general education requirement for Health and Wellness:

HPER-E111 Basketball (1-credit): Meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 9:50 a.m. during the first eight weeks.

HPER-E133, 233, 333 Fitness and Jogging (1-credit each): All meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. to 8:50 a.m. during the first eight weeks.

HPER-E187 Weight Training (1-credit each):  Meets Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. during the first eight weeks.

HPER-E190 Yoga I (1-credit): Offers two sections; one meets Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. and the other meets 1:00 pm to 1:50 pm during the first eight weeks.

HPER-E290 Yoga II (1-credit): Meets Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. during the second eight weeks.

HPER-N220 Nutrition for Health (3-credits): Offers four sections fully online and one section that is a hybrid meeting on Thursdays from 5:30 p.m to 8:00 p.m..

New classes are still being developed to meet the needs and interests of all students here at IU South Bend.

For more information on the HPER classes contact Dr. Tony Randles at or 574-520-4693.

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