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Both the Undergraduate and Graduate HPER Honor Society applications are available in PDF and Microsoft Word format.

Eligibility Requirements
The HPER Honor Society is an academic honor society for students majoring in Health Education, Physical Education, Recreation Administration, and Exercise Science and Wellness.

The goal of this organization is to acknowledge and reward those HPER students that have demonstrated excellence in academics and service to the university and community.

Acceptance is based on the following specific eligibility requirements:

  • extracurricular activities (particularly those associated with the major area of study)
  • scholarships
  • other awards earned

Those graduating with HPER Honor Society designation will be awarded honor cords (to be worn at graduation) and an HPER Honor Society plaque. An induction and awards ceremony will be held.

UNDERGRADUATE

Minimum Eligibility Requirements:

  • Overall GPA of 3.25 (All courses taken at any post-secondary school)
  • Course of Study GPA of 3.5 (All courses taken at any post-secondary school)
  • Complete at least 12 credit hours of 300/400 level courses in major field of study
  • Membership in the HPER Club and any other Professional Organization (ACSM, AAHPERD, etc.)
  • Recommendation from the applicant's HPER Department academic advisor

GRADUATE

Minimum Eligibility Requirements:

  • Overall GPA of 3.7 (All courses taken at the graduate level)
  • Complete at least 15 credit hours in major field of study from graduate level courses
  • Membership in the HPER Club or other related Professional Organization (ACSM, AAHPERD, etc.)
  • Recommendation from the applicant's HPER Department academic advisor

Important Notices:

  • Acceptance to the HPER Honor Society will be based on the eligibility requirements listed above, extracurricular activities (particular those activities associated with the major area of study), and scholarships and other awards earned.
  • A one-time membership fee of $35 must be charged.
  • All memberships will be reviewed each semester.
  • In order to graduate with HPER Honor Society designation, the student must be a member in good standing for at least the two consecutive semesters prior to graduation.

Honor Society History
During the Fall semester of 2002, several members of the Department of HPER Major's Club approached the faculty requesting permission to create an undergraduate honor society specifically for HPER majors. A committee consisting of departmental faculty and HPER majors set in motion the process that created the JSU Department of HPER Honor Society.

The undergraduate HPER Honor Society was established, and at the conclusion of the 2003 Spring semester its first members were inducted.

Graduating HPER Honor Society inductees receive a plaque and honor cords to be worn at their commencement ceremony. Non-graduating HPER Honor Society inductees receive a certificate.

The undergraduate honor society was so well received that a graduate HPER Honor Society was created; it inducted its first members at the Summer 2003 ceremony.

In recognition of their academic success, the members of the Department of HPER faculty and staff are proud to recognize our undergraduate and graduate HPER majors with an honor society ceremony.