The Department of Health Education and Behavior teaches several courses with a special focus on health equity:

  • HSC 5576 Nutrition for Special Populations
  • HSC 5626 Minority Health Issues
  • HSC 6575 Women’s Health Issues
  • HSC 6595 HIV/AIDS Education Seminar

These courses are offered to students across campus at both the undergraduate- and graduate-level. These are also electives for students earning an Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Health Equity. Learn more >

Hiring and Recruitment

The College of Health & Human Performance is especially interested in hiring candidates who can contribute to the diversity, inclusivity and excellence of our academic community. We have several resources and opportunities for community members engaging in recruitment of students, faculty and staff.


Every year, the college bestows recognition to alumni, faculty, staff and students during the college's spring awards. Since 2018, the college has awarded the Wellspring Foundation Student Award in recognition of a a current student who has made substantial and outstanding contributions toward fostering diversity, inclusion and intercultural engagement both on campus and in the Gainesville community. Read more >

In addition, the university has awards to celebrate the accomplishments of community members working to build a more inclusive campus and community. Visit the UF Chief Diversity Officer Awards section >

Student Recruitment

Every year, more than $200,000 is awarded through student scholarships provided by generous donors. The Monroe BSU Fund supports HHP students who are members of the Black Student Union (BSU). Learn more about the student application process. Visit scholarships >

Members of the student affairs team annually recruit students at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) each November. See conference details >

In addition, the college regularly participates in UF recruitment fairs for racial and ethnic affinity groups, first-generation student recruitment events.

The Summer Undergraduate Research at Florida (SURF) Program pairs undergraduate students with a faculty mentor for a ten-week, on-campus, research intensive program. View program details >

T32 NIH training grants provide opportunities for pre-doctoral and post-doctoral trainees. Learn about these opportunities within Applied Physiology & Kinesiology and Health Education & Behavior

Research and Education Pipeline

The college hosts programs to build interest in science and research including Girls with Nerve, a week-long summer camp aimed at empowering girls to explore neuroscience, and National Biomechanics Day, an immersive learning experience for elementary school-aged children. Both of these programs pair faculty and graduate students with local school students to engage in learning.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

UF is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.