HPU students become certified personal trainers

BROWNWOOD – June 15, 2023 – Howard Payne University students Casey Dufner, Derek Gifford and Micah Hunter recently passed the American Council on Exercise (ACE) Personal Trainer Certification Exam. The three kinesiology majors were seniors during the 2022-2023 academic year. According to the ACE website, the exam is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying […]

HPU Week of Wellness activities held on campus

BROWNWOOD – May 12, 2023 – Howard Payne University students, faculty and staff recently participated in Week of Wellness (W.O.W.) activities on campus. The week’s events featured a different emphasis on health each day, providing insight on beneficial physical, spiritual, mental and emotional practices. Highlights included health screenings, demonstrations, exhibits, games and drawings. Teresa Cavitt, […]

HPU hosted seventh annual Wellness Fair on March 3

BROWNWOOD – April 28, 2020 – On March 3, Howard Payne University held its seventh annual Wellness Fair, which included health screenings, demonstrations, games and a variety of giveaways for HPU students and personnel. The event began with a presentation on health and wellness from HPU alumnus Michael Harper ’04, fitness and wellness unit supervisor for the […]

“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 […]

2014 graduate Hannah Hicks recognized by the American Kinesiology Association

Hannah Hicks was recently named as the ESS department’s first Undergraduate Scholar to be recognized by the American Kinesiology Association.  Hicks (Flower Mound, TX) received her Bachelor of Science in exercise and sport science, with a personal trainer emphasis, during spring commencement exercises on May 10.