The college hosts numerous events and activites throughout the year including many with a focus on inclusion, diversity, equity and access.
New in 2020, the Department of Sport Management hosted the Athlete & Activism Forum.
Explore elite athletes’ engagement of social justice causes, including history, effectiveness, impact on careers and recent increases in activity around racial injustice. The five-part series begins Wednesday, August 19.
Organizers of the two-day symposium featuring nationally respected women leaders, experts, practitioners and researchers in the field of athlete development moved the event online. More than 80 professionals and students from the U.S. and abroad participated along with 16 speakers and special guests who shared valuable industry knowledge and insight.
On Nov. 12, ESPN’s The Undefeated and University of Florida hosted the 2019 Wasdin Town Hall on sport, social justice and the media with 17 sports professionals and speakers. The event was a collaborative effort between the College of Health and Human Performance, the College of Journalism and Communications and the Levin College of Law.
On Monday, April 15, 2019, HHP hosted “Transparency: Physiology, Wellness and Beyond in the Trans Community.” The event featured student presentations on physiological changes during the medical transition process. Presenters from Dr. Joslyn Ahlgren’s human physiology class responded to questions posed by faculty judges and members of the community. Attendees had the opportunity to learn new information shared by LGBTQ advocates and take this knowledge forward into professional careers and other opportunities.
In collaboration with Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering, HHP welcomed elementary school students for an immersive biomechanics experience featuring 10 labs and four departments.
UF Researchers Daniel Ferris, Ph.D., and Rachael Seidler, Ph.D., teamed up to bring more than 20 middle school students to campus this summer for a free, week-long summer camp aimed at empowering girls to explore neuroscience.
HHP welcomed Dr. Jen Welter, the first female football coach in the NFL, as the 2018 D.K. Stanley Lecture speaker on Tuesday, March 13, 2018.