Student involvement is an integral part of your UF experience. There are thousands of organizations and involvement opportunities on campus and some great ways to get involved at HHP.
The University Scholars Program presents UF undergraduates with the opportunity to work closely with faculty mentors while pursuing fundamental research, exploring scholarly inquiry and developing new knowledge. University Scholars will receive a $1,750 research stipend (two payments with $750 in early September 2017 and $1,000 in Spring 2018). Faculty mentors will receive $500. Scholars also have the opportunity to publish their work in UF’s on-line Journal of Undergraduate Research, and will present their research in the University Scholars Symposium.
>> To learn more about the University Scholars Program, please attend the information session on January 18, 2017 from 3:00-3:30pm in FLG 235.
Applicants must have at least one more year of undergraduate studies remaining and an overall GPA of 3.00 or better. To be eligible, you must not earn your bachelor’s degree before spring 2018. For the 2017-2018 competition, the student can conduct the research during summer and fall 2017 as well as spring 2018. Selected students must register for 0-5 credit hours of Undergraduate Research during Summer A/C, fall 2017 and spring 2018. Please confer with your academic adviser and mentor to determine which research course you should register. The instructor of record for these courses will be the faculty mentor identified in the application. Students will be evaluated on their progress toward research goals and the agreement of expectations.
HHP Nominations should include:
Submission/Nomination packets are due by Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 4:00pm to Sarah Eberhart in FLG 200 (Dean’s office suite).
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A maximum of five HHP University Scholars, distributed across the Departments of Applied Physiology & Kinesiology; Health Education & Behavior; and Tourism, Recreation & Sport Management will be selected. Awardees must attend and participate in all University Scholar Program activities that are sponsored by the Center for Undergraduate Research.
Students selected for USP must register for the appropriate number of credits hours for the Undergraduate Research course in their department. Please consult your faculty mentor for the appropriate number of credit hours (can register for 0-5 credits per term). Students must speak to a HHP academic adviser to register for the appropriate undergraduate research course. Click on one of the links below for more details:
Awardees must submit a final paper and present at the University Scholars Symposium during Spring 2018.
Working with your mentor you will decide if you should complete the animal and/or human subjects protection training/certification program.
>> Additional information at www.scholars.ufl.edu
The HHPeers Program aims to match new students (mentee) with an upperclassman (mentor). Mentors will be able to help the mentee adjust to life at UF, offer advice on a variety of topics, based on their own personal learning experiences (i.e. where to live off campus, places to find employment as a student, campus resources, classes they enjoyed taking, reminders of academic deadlines, ONE.UF). The main goal of the program is to create a family-like atmosphere at HHP and help connect the students to the college as soon as they arrive. The selected upperclassmen will officially serve as a mentor for the academic year. It is the program’s hope that the mentor-mentee relationship will continue beyond the academic year.
Interested students must be a rising junior or senior in an HHP major with a 3.0 minimum UF GPA.
Any freshman or first-semester transfer student who has chosen a major within the College of Health & Human Performance.
Mentor Responsibilities | Once selected, a mentor should...
Questions? Please contact Sarah Eberhart (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any clarifications or questions regarding the HHPeers Mentor/Mentee program.
The primary purpose of this course is to provide the student an opportunity for involvement in supervised research experiences. “Research” is operationally defined here as mentored, but self-directed work that enables individual students or a small group of students to explore an issue of interest to them and to communicate the results to others. Projects may involve inquiry, design, investigation, discovery, or application, depending on the topic and mentor. The student will be aware of how her or his project fits into and contributes to solving the larger problem to which it belongs. The student will usually assist a faculty member with a research project by helping to prepare the study and contributing in a meaningful way in meeting the objectives of the study. The student may also work with graduate students who are performing research supervised by a research faculty member.
Opportunites and requirements differ by department. Click on a link below for more detailed information: