Department News

HPU’s Sport and Wellness Leadership graduate students complete summer travel course

BROWNWOOD – July 7, 2016 – Fifteen students and a faculty member from Howard Payne University’s Master of Education degree program in Sport and Wellness Leadership (SWELL) recently traveled more than 4,000 miles to engage with national leaders in the sport and wellness industries. Dr. P. Graham Hatcher, professor of kinesiology and instructor for the […]

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Exercise Science/Athletic Training Majors Recognized

The 2015-16 academic year closed with several Exercise Science and Athletic Training majors from HPU’s Department of Kinesiology receiving major recognition. Callie Adams, senior Exercise & Sport Science major (Personal Training) from Bangs, TX, graduated Magna Cum Laude this spring 2016. She was recognized as the Outstanding Exercise and Sport Science Graduate, Who’s Who Honoree, […]

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“Kinesiology” name change better reflects HPU department’s mission

BROWNWOOD – April 7, 2016 – Howard Payne University’s Department of Exercise and Sport Science recently announced that it has changed its name to the Department of Kinesiology to better reflect the department’s mission and purpose. Dr. Graham Hatcher, head of the department and professor of exercise and sport science, said many academic departments nationwide […]

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HPU hosts health fair to promote well-being of students, personnel

BROWNWOOD – March 15, 2016 – Howard Payne University recently celebrated the upcoming spring season with the “Spring into Health Fair.” The third-annual health fair featured health screenings, demonstrations, exhibits, games and a variety of giveaways for students, faculty and staff of HPU. Staff and faculty from HPU along with local vendors set up booths […]

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Teaching and athletic training paths combine for HPU grad’s career

BROWNWOOD – December 11, 2015 – Ty Goodwin, senior from Stephenville, will graduate with a double major this Saturday, December 12, from Howard Payne University. He will receive a Bachelor of Science degree in athletic training and in exercise and sport science (ESS) with all-level certification. Goodwin wanted to attend HPU after high school but […]

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Classes underway for HPU’s sport and wellness leadership graduate program

BROWNWOOD – November 4, 2015 – Howard Payne University’s newest graduate program, the Master of Education in Sport and Wellness Leadership (SWELL), is underway this fall with an opening cohort of 19 graduate students. Students are taking two courses, Leadership Seminar and Resource Management, on Monday and Tuesday evenings on the Brownwood campus. In addition, […]

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HPU’s Athletic Training Education Program receives accreditation

BROWNWOOD – April 20, 2015 – Howard Payne University’s Athletic Training Education Program was recently notified of its successful accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). As a result of this achievement, students in the program may now sit for the Athletic Training Board of Certification examination to become certified athletic […]

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HPU’s Dr. Rick Beelby inducted into WBU’s Athletic Hall of Honor

BROWNWOOD – October 8, 2014 – Dr. Rick Beelby, associate professor of exercise and sport science at Howard Payne University, was recently inducted into Wayland Baptist University’s Athletic Hall of Honor. Dr. Beelby coached track and field at WBU from 1988 to 2001. A news release issued by WBU quoted Dr. Beelby as saying the […]

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Department of Exercise and Sport Science recognizes four

Four graduating seniors claimed the department’s top awards during the university’s Academic Awards Convocation on April 30, 2014. Amber Jones (Houston, TX) was named the Outstanding Graduate in the Athletic Training major, Hannah Hicks (Flower Mound, TX) and Mallory Orms (Springtown, TX) were named Outstanding Graduates in the Exercise and Sport Science major, and Rachel […]

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