College of Health and Human Performance

Adeyoola Adeniji Receives Outstanding Four-Year Student Scholar Award

Adeyoola Adeniji is one of HHP’s newest alumni – graduating this May with a Bachelor of Science in Health Education and minor in communication studies.

Coming from a Nigerian background, she hopes to impact health care systems on a global level and is aspiring to work in the field of health care management.

Adeniji recently received the first Sobelman-Wellspring Foundation award at the HHP Spring Awards and was recognized as the Outstanding Four-Year Student Scholar at Commencement on Sunday, May 6.

Before she embarks on an internship and graduate school, Adeniji looked back on her time here and shared some advice to incoming students.

What was your favorite class in your major?
My favorite class in my major was behavioral economics and health. It was definitely one of the most challenging courses I have taken and I enjoyed learning how economic principles and social psychology can merge to impact health outcomes.

What is your advice to future HHP students?
My advice to HHP students is to embrace and take advantage of small class sizes and advising appointments. Also, create your own opportunities and strive beyond what is required. Rather than meeting minimum requirements, go above and beyond to leave a meaningful impact.

How have you changed during your time at UF?
I have learned to pursue opportunities that contribute to my development as a professional and individual, instead of pursuing opportunities to boost popularity or ego.

What is one piece of advice you received as a student at UF that has stuck with you?
The best advice I have received is to trust in God regarding all plans for my life.

Which HHP professors would your recommend new students get to know?
All of them, HHP professors are wonderful!

What is one thing from your time as an HHP student that you will take with you in your next step?
My time as an HHP student has been enriching. I have learned more about my purpose and passions. Moving forward, I will continually remember the value of collaboration and community. I am prepared to advocate for the underserved and reach beyond my career to fulfill my purpose.

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Published May 10, 2018