The College of Human Kinetics (CHK) has modest beginnings. In fact, as
late as 1952, the Office of Physical Education Department (OPE) which was
housed together with the Medical and Dental Clinic and the Department of
Military and Tactics at Lepanto (now S.H. Loyola) opened for students
enrolled in the mandated Physical Education, with the late Redentor P.
Bautista as Head of the said office.
In the period of 1954-56, OPE became the Department of Physical Education
with Redentor P. Bautista as director and six faculty members hired: Aida
Mangabat, Elena Sta. Ana, Aida Torralba, Licerio Caluag, Felisa Ama and
In 1973, the DPE moved to A. Mabini Campus in Sta. Mesa occupying a
building near the track oval where it shared again with ROTC.
It was in 1975, when the DPE transferred to the PUP Gymnasium, its
present domicile and this time; all PE classes were held eventually at the
Cognizant that Physical Education and Sports had become the pride of the
institution, the Board of Regents (BOR) eventually approved in 1977 the
organization of the Institute of PE and Sports (IPES) with Prof. Redentor P.
Bautista as the first IPES Director.
School Year 1978-79 saw the initial offerings of the ladderized
baccalaureate program in PE called the Bachelor in Physical Education
(BPE) which in line with the countryâ€™s objective to promote sports and
physical fitness among the citizenry and in pursuit of the institutionâ€™s
goal to provide a total approach training center for PE teachers, sports
enthusiasts, coaches and recreation leaders.
Likewise offered in that same school year was the Master in Physical
Education (MPE) in the PUP Graduate School and the Certificate of Physical
Education (CPE), a course designed for teachers in the field who do not have
enough background in Physical Education.
1987 brought prestige to the PUP community when Dr. Nemesio E. Prudente,
then university president strongly supported the elevation of IPES to the
status of a college. Thus, the IPES became the College of Physical Education
and Sports, the very first college of its kind in the entire archipelago
with Dr. Aida G. Torralba as dean replacing Director Redentor P. Bautista,
who died at this time.
Prof. Licerio Caluag was designated acting chairman of the AD-HOC
COMMITTEE in 1988 with Prof. Aida A. Mangabat and Irma Redaniel as members
upon the retirement of former Dean Torralba in the College.
June 1990 to 1994 saw various leaders being appointed in the college with
Prof. Aida A. Mangabat designated as Acting Dean and later Dean of the CPES
and Concurrent -Chairperson, Department of Professional Program until her
retirement. In 1994, Reynato G. Unso was appointed Chairperson, Department
of Sports and Irma Redaniel as Chairperson Department of Service PE. In
time, she eventually took over the reign of Prof. Mangabat and become
Department Chairpersons of both Departments in Sports and Professional
Prgogram likewise took changes with Reynato G. Unso turning over his duties
to Prof. Licerio Caluag, then later on to Prof. Angelito Sta. Ana. Appointed
Chairperson of the Department of the Professional Program was Prof. Remus
Laglagaron who turned over his department to Prof. Esperanza Abraham.
Prof. Esperanza P. Abraham was later appointed the 4th Dean of the
College and Concurrent Chairperson, Department of Professional Program,
Prof. Angelito Sta. Ana retained his position.
On June 20, 1995, Prof. Rene L. Latorre replaced Prof. Irma M. Redaniel
as Chairperson in the Department of Service Physical Education. Also
appointed during this time was Prof. Maripres P. Pascua as Chairperson,
Department of Professional Program.
VPAA Dr. Samuel M. Salvador took over the reigns of CPES and became
concurrent upon the retirement of Dean Esperanza P. Abraham in December 01,
1997. It was during this period that the meaning of accreditation was
brought to the hilt.
In February 18, 1998 Prof. Maripres P. Pascua was appointed the 5th Dean
of CPES and Dr. Carolina Panganiban took over to the reigns in the
Department of Professional Program as Chairperson. Likewise, Prof. Ceferino
Lanipa replaced Prof. Angelito Sta. Ana in the Department of Sports. Prof.
Celia M. Rilles was later appointed Chairperson for the Department of
Service PE (DSPE) vice Rene Latorre. Then, on November 26, 1999, Prof.
Angelita O. Vibar replaced Dr. Carolina A. Panganiban as Chairperson of the
Professional Program. Likewise, Chairpersons for the Department of Sports
and Service PE are open for new leaders to help accomplish the college,
vision and objectives.
The College of Physical Education and Sports is gearing toward the
attainment of the vision and mission of its fore bearers and present leaders
who persist in their views of a tomorrow in physical education.
Accreditation of the College is given priority with the initial appointment
of Prof. Milagros Mendoza as Coordinator last June 01, 1995 subsequently
Prof. Celia M. Rillesâ€™ appointment last July 23, 1997 prior to her
appointment as Chair of DSPE. Prof.Luz Arroyo later replaced Prof. Celia M.
Rilles as College Coordinator in Accreditation. Prof. Irma Redaniel took her
position as Accreditation Coordinator replacing Prof. Arroyo.
This test of excellence is a welcome undertaking to the CPES community as
this academic exercise brought the faculty, students and the employees a
chance to showcase the college. This situation of sports and recreation in
the college has improved tremendously and continuous to do so. Numerous
athletes of regional and national calibre levels are from the college.
Chances are the coach or an athlete of any event in the Philippine Team from
the University. Participation in different sporting events is encouraged
through SCUAA, NCRAA and other athletic invitational and recreational meets
plus the recreation set-ups. Majority of the faculty members are active
officers and/or members of various national sport association.
Quality graduates of the BPE program became the pride of the college as
they continue to produce excellent results in the field of physical
education and sports in and out of the country. Various batches of the BPE
course became most sought after by different schools in both public and
And as always, the College of Physical Education and Sports will continue
to commit itself to become a global leader in sports, physical education,
dance and recreation under the stewardship of the new president Dr. Ofelia
As the College of Physical Education and Sports journey to the pathways
towards academic excellence by creating curricular activities in the
different discipline of Physical Education and active participation of
athletes in various national and regional competitions, Dr. Carolina A.
Panganiban was appointed as the 6th Dean of the College, Prof. Virginia B.
De Jesus as Chair, Department of Sports, Prof. Milagros Mendoza as Chair in
the Professional Program.
2006 was a remarkable year for the College of Physical Education and
Sports, the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the
Philippines (AACUP) granted the College as level one in Accreditation under
a new Dean Prof. Reynato G. Unso, it was also under his leadership and with
the help of his Chairperson in Sports, Prof. Eufracio Dela Cruz that the
College still dominates in several events in SCUAA, PISCUAA and other
More accomplishments were evident in the College of Physical Education
and Sports, a more comprehensive PE subjects were offered in the Department
of Service PE under Prof. Lualhati A. Dela Cruz, as the new Chair of that
Department, major subjects were likewise review under Chair Angelita Vibar
as the Chair in the Department of Professional Program, by creating programs
that enhance the lives of our athletes and students. These are designed to
build healthier and knowledgeable graduates to succeed to take their places
among the elite of the country.
CPES always has been to be the path for the nationâ€™s future educators in
Sports and Physical Education in producing skilled coaches and educators who
through their own efforts and achievements on the Stage of Athleticism to
impart their knowledge and dedication to their undergraduate.
2009 was a very significant year, the College was renamed as the College
of Human Kinetics under the leadership of PUP President Dante G. Guevara
with his vision to become a Total University and the guiding hand and full
support of Dr. Samuel M. Salvador, Vice President for Academic Affairs,
Prof. Celia M. Rilles was appointed as the 8th Dean that same year.
Prof. Remus M. Laglagaron was appointed to be the 9th Dean of the College
of Human Kinetics on July 2012 under the new leadership of Dr. Emanuel C. De
Guzman as President of the University.
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