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Bachelor of Science – Health, Physical Education, and Recreation


Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training

Bachelor of Science in Education (Physical Education – K/12 Certification)

Master of Education in HPER

Master of Science in Sport and Human Performance

educational experiences
professional practice areas
achieve competence and pride
train, lead, coach, teach


Get Involved!

Outdoor Recreation
(Courses, Outback & Kayak Club, Bike Club, and Equipment Rental)


OKRA Kids Camp


Contact John Alvarez
for more information on
the PE Majors Club




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John Alvarez, PhD 
Associate Professor, Exercise Science

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Timothy E. Colbert, MS, ATC, LAT 
Interim Division Chair and Athletic Training Program Director
Instructor, HPER

Todd Davis  

Todd M. Davis, MS, CPRP 
‘Dave Heflin Professorship’
Instructor, Recreational Leadership



Vivian Fowler
Assistant Professor, HPER





Mary L Jones, PhD, ATC, LAT
Associate Professor, Sports Management and Human Performance

Kirk Mansell



Kirk Mansell
Instructor, Director of Intramurals


Amy McAdams



Amy McAdams
Instructor and Program Coordinator, BSE HPER


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Ronnie Mayers 
Assistant Professor, HPER
Director of Athletics and Director of Aquatics

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Doug Pinkerton 
Director of Facilities, Programs and Operations
Instructor, HPER
Head Cross Country Coach

 Franco Zengaro  

Franco Zengaro, PhD
Assistant Professor, Human Performance
HPER Graduate Studies Coordinator



2016-2017 HPER Graduate Assistants

Micky McIntosh
Graduate Assistant, Fitness Center


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Brant Botill
Graduate Assistant, Intramurals



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Daniel Koepp
Graduate Assistant, Outdoor Recreation



Lauren Stevens 2

Lauren Stevens
Graduate Assistant, Division of HPER



Forest E. Wyatt Center – Natatorium

Hours | Fees | Contact

Gymnasium, Racquetball, Basketball

Monday – Thursday 1:30 pm – 9:30 pm wyattgym
Friday 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Saturday & Sunday 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Fitness Center

Monday – Thursday 6:00 am – 8:00 am
11:30 am – 9:30 pm
Friday 6:00 am – 8:00 am
11:30 am – 5:30 pm
Saturday & Sunday 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm


Monday – Thursday 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Saturday 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
*** All facility hours are subject to change without notice and will be posted throughout the facility.

Facility Fees

Okra Kard holders have access to all of the Forest E. Wyatt Center Facilities. These include the natatorium, golf course, fitness center, basketball gym, racquetball courts, and tennis courts.
Community members may also purchase an Okra Kard to use these facilities. There is a range of membership fees and packages to choose from, and may be purchased at the Student Business Services office in Kent Wyatt Hall.

To contact the Student Business Services, call (662)846-4698.


Community User’s (for Annual Membership)

Natatorium $100
Golf $600
Tennis Courts $100
Basketball Gym & Racquetball Court $150
Fitness Center $400
  • Community users are able to buy one service or a combination of services for a year for the price listed.
  • Community users will be able to buy a combination of any services.
  • All services for one year are $1000.00, and without golf it is $600.00.
  • Immediate family members are included, but they must obtain an Okra Kard with a picture for each family user age 13 and over. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times! Cards may be obtained from Student Business Services in Kent Wyatt Hall on campus.
  • Faculty and Staff must have a faculty/staff activity card ($50/year) in order to use the facilities on campus.


Forest E. Wyatt Facility 662.846.4569
Golf Course 662.846.4585
HPER Office 662.846.4555
Natatorium 662.846.4730
Reach Doug Pinkerton, Director of HPER Facilities, Operations & Programs,
via email or phone at 662.846.4569.
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