Research numbers for the 2018 fiscal year are out and the College of Health & Human Performance topped $8.2 million in expenditures which is up by $1.4 million from last year.
Congratulations to Dr. Jalie Tucker, professor and chair of HHP’s Department of Health Education and Behavior, on receiving the Betty Ford Award from the Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse. The award recognizes those who made a significant impact on the field of substance abuse, particularly with regard to women’s issues. Dr. Tucker has led the adoption of a public health approach to substance use disorders (SUDs) and has extensively studied help-seeking and natural recovery without treatment. Going beyond the clinical arena is important because most people with SUDs, particularly women, never enter treatment.
Dr. Scott Powers was selected by the SEC as the recipient of the 2018 Faculty Achievement Award for University of Florida. The award recognizes one individual from each SEC university who has excelled in teaching and research. Dr. Powers is the UAA Endowed Distinguished Professor in the Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology and is widely-known as a scholar in health and exercise science.
TRSM's Yong Jae Ko receives 2018 Sport Marketing Association Stotlar Award which honors exceptional sport marketing educators who excel at mentoring graduate students, contribute to the growth of graduate level sport curriculum and commit to help aid the professional development of their students.
HEB's Robert Leeman and other UF Researchers were awarded an NIAAA training grant to improve health outcomes in people affected by alcohol and HIV.
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. 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.
If you roam the halls of the Florida Gym this summer, you’re bound to run into the Class of 2022 here for Summer Preview and you will likely see construction crews, as well. In June, we will have several projects in the works.
The Gators in Motion program uses tennis to promote character development, academic achievement and healthy lifestyles among youth from low-income neighborhoods in the Gainesville area.
This fall, Michelle A. Smith, JD, will join UF to work with the Levin College of Law and the College of Health & Human Performance as the assistant dean for inclusion.
On April 13, 2018, we recognized 16 HHP alumni, faculty, staff and students who are making an impact within The Gator Nation and beyond. Their impact is profound and they are a source of inspiration and pride.
This spring, HHP was recognized for academic excellence across the board by University of Florida, winning categories of teacher-scholar of the year, advisor of the year, teacher of the year, and the list goes on.
The nomination period for the 2018-2019 College of Health and Human Performance (HHP) Teacher/Adviser of the Year is now open. If you know a HHP professor or adviser who goes above and beyond and has a superior capacity to inspire and challenge students to reach their full potential, please take the time to nominate the person for this very prestigious award.
Paul Varnes, Ed.D., former chair of HHP’s Department of Recreation, Parks and Tourism, died of injuries sustained by an automobile accident on Sept. 7, 2018. He was 84.
The countdown to football season has begun. Will we see you this fall? Let us know if you plan on attending UF football games this fall. We plan to host tailgates for each home game starting two hours before kickoff.
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