The UF College of Health and Human Performance is unlike most academic colleges. Research and teaching in HHP has an impact on almost every aspect of the human condition.
HHP’s three departments and three research centers place the college in a position to influence and improve an array of societal problems and challenges.
College of HHP academic departments:
- Applied Physiology and Kinesiology (APK)
- Health Education and Behavior (HEB)
- Tourism Recreation and Sport Management (TRSM)
College of HHP research centers:
Our scientists are performing groundbreaking research in the mysteries of addictive behavior and substance abuse. They are investigating America’s obesity epidemic from all perspectives, and inquiring how to prevent adolescents from abusing substances. Researchers are studying beneficial therapy techniques for individuals with Parkinson’s disease and cardiovascular disorders.
HHP is proud that its students graduate with the tools, knowledge and confidence to fulfill their dreams – and become remarkable assets to their communities. Our alumni choose careers as therapists, clinicians, scientists, recreation and event managers, tourism professionals and physicians. Each helps to contribute to a healthier world for tomorrow.
HHP Strategic Purpose:
To collaborate as an academic community to enrich lives, influence healthy living, and enhance human performance.
Our vision is to be a college that…
- Student experience: Provides a unique and applied student-centered experience that consistently produces graduates who impact their field.
- Expertise and excellence: Establishes itself as a college of expertise, excellence, and faculty distinction.
- Collaboration: Creates a team-driven culture that builds on individual excellence to foster collaboration
- Impact: Makes a unique impact on local to global communities through teaching, research, and service that promotes healthy living and quality of life.
- Innovation and driving change: Drives change through innovative teaching, research, and service.
College of Health and Human Performance
200 Florida Gym, Stadium Road
P.O. Box 118200
Gainesville, FL 32611-8200
Phone: (352) 392-0578
Fax: (352) 392-3186
- Established: 1946
- Enrollment: 1,565 (undergraduate); 288 (graduate)
- Faculty: 58
- Departments: 3 (Applied Physiology and Kinesiology; Health Education and Behavior; Tourism, Recreation and Sport Management)
- Research Centers: 3 (Center for Exercise Science; Eric Friedheim Tourism Institute; Florida Center for Health Promotion)
- Annual Grants and Contract Awards: $5 million
- Dean: Michael Reid, Ph.D.
- Associate Deans: Chris Janelle, Ph.D. (Academic & Student Affairs); James Cauraugh, Ph.D. (Research); Dan Connaughton, Ed.D. (Faculty Affairs)
- Department Chairs: Tom Clanton, Ph.D. (APK); Jalie Tucker, Ph.D. (HEB); Michael Sagas, Ed.D. (TRSM)