July 28, 2021 | Gainesville, FL
The University of Florida and the ATP, the global governing body of men’s professional tennis and the ATP Tour, which features more than 60 professional tournaments in a typical season, have today announced a partnership which offers subsidized in-state tuition for ATP members.
Through the program, ATP players, tournaments, agents, alumni and coaches, will be able to enroll in any of the four online master’s programs and graduate certificate programs offered by UF College of Health & Human Performance (UFHHP). Nationally ranked graduate programs in UFHHP include Applied Physiology and Kinesiology with a concentration in Human Performance, Sport Management, Health Education and Behavior, Tourism and Hospitality Management, as well as a Graduate Certificate in Sport Event Management.
Stephen Farrow, ATP VP Member Services, said: “Our vision is for all ATP members to have professional opportunities open to them beyond their time in tennis. Key to that is offering access to quality education that can work around life on Tour and cater to the different interests and needs of our member groups.”
“UFHHP is looking forward to working with members of the ATP community to help them reach their education and career goals through our online graduate degree programs,” said Chris Janelle, Professor and Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs. “We feel that our graduate programs are a natural fit for ATP members, and we will benefit from the experiences they bring to our classes as much as the ATP students will benefit from the expertise of our faculty.”
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As a global governing body of men’s professional tennis, the ATP’s mission is to serve tennis. We entertain a billion global fans, showcase the world’s greatest players at the most prestigious tournaments, and inspire the next generation of fans and players. From the ATP Cup in Australia, to Europe, the Americas and Asia, the stars of the game battle for titles and FedEx ATP Rankings points at ATP Masters 1000, 500 and 250 events, and Grand Slams. All roads lead towards the Nitto ATP Finals, the prestigious season finale held in Turin, Italy. Featuring only the world’s top 8 qualified singles players and doubles teams, the tournament also sees the official crowning of the year-end ATP World No. 1, the ultimate achievement in tennis. For more information, please visit www.ATPTour.com.
The University of Florida College of Health & Human Performance is focused on solving health problems, advancing human performance and enriching the quality of life across the disciplines of applied physiology and kinesiology, health education and behavior, sport management, and tourism, hospitality and event management. The college offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees and certificates, both online and on campus. HHP is home to three research centers – the Center for Exercise Science, the Center for Behavioral Economic Health Research and the Eric Friedheim Tourism Institute. UFHHP researchers use state-of-the-art facilities to win the battle against addiction, improve the quality of life for those suffering from debilitating neurological, cardiovascular and muscular disease and help span cultural divides through tourism and sport. hhp.ufl.edu