Graduate Students

HHP offers a curriculum that touches nearly every aspect of daily life. Our faculty and researchers use state-of-the-art facilities to collect data that help us understand people. We use this understanding to win the battle against addiction, improve the quality of life for those suffering from debilitating neurological, cardiovascular and muscular diseases and help span cultural divides through tourism and sport. The residential Ph.D. in Health and Human Performance is a single college-wide degree program with concentrations housed and administered by each of the four departments. Each department also offers master’s degrees in both online and residential formats.

Whether brand-new on your graduate school journey or a returning student, we are excited that you’ve chosen to continue your education with the College of Health and Human Performance. The content here was designed with HHP graduate students in mind – we encourage you to bookmark this page and visit often.

For any questions while enrolled in the graduate program, please reach out to your assigned faculty advisor for assistance. Faculty advisors are knowledgeable and eager to provide guidance as the first point of contact for graduate students. The Graduate Coordinator and Graduate Program Assistant in each department are also available to help. Contact information for these individuals as well as department websites for each graduate degree program are below.


Applied Physiology & Kinesiology
[MS] [ Ph.D.]

Graduate Coordinator: Rachael Seidler, Ph.D. | email
Graduate Program Assistant: Michael Balkcom | email


Health Education & Behavior
[MS] [Ph.D.]

Graduate Coordinator: Amy Mobley, Ph.D. | email
Graduate Program Assistant: Jenny Neelands | email


Sport Management
[MS]  [Ph.D.]

Graduate Coordinator: Cyntrice Thomas, Ph.D. | email
Graduate Program Assistant: Erika Nelson | email


Tourism, Hospitality & Event Management
[MS]  [Ph.D.]

Graduate Coordinator: Jinwon Kim, Ph.D. | email
Graduate Program Advisor: Jenny Neelands | email