Appalachian State and the Beaver College of Health Sciences is open for business. Many of our faculty and staff are working remotely to encourage social distancing. Please contact us by email or call our main number at 262-7808 or 262-7890 for assistance. If you need access to the building, please contact the appropriate faculty or staff member to assist you. Thank you and stay safe!

All guests should check-in at the Ticket Office entrance of Holmes Convocation Center, located on Holmes Drive side of the building. 

For further assistance and information please call 828-262-7890

Welcome to the Department of Recreation Management and Physical Education (RMPE) at Appalachian State University.

Welcome! The Department of Recreation Management and Physical Education is home to three dynamic programs focused on quality of life. The Recreation Management Program, Health, Physical Education and Coaching Program, along with the Physical Education Activity Program prepares students to plan, lead and teach healthy lifestyle habits through a variety of curriculum courses and experiences. Check out our unique programs, take a class or declare a major to be part of our exciting department! 


Please explore our website to learn more about our purpose and programs, as well as the many unique features making the Department of RMPE a place where Mountains of Opportunity abound.


Thanks for visiting the Department of RMPE. Please feel free to contact us for more information or to schedule a visit.


In Mountaineer Pride,

Melissa Weddell


Department of Recreation Management and Physical Education



To request a permit for a course in RMPE 

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