Performance Newsletter - Spring 2021

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A Note From the Dean

A Note From the Dean

This year marks the 75th anniversary of our college. Happy birthday, HHP!

I’m optimistic about the year ahead. Many of our health care workers and those 65 and over in our community have started to receive their vaccines, and many of our students and faculty have safely returned to the classroom.

I know this hasn’t been an easy time, and we want to know how our community is rising to the challenge. I’d like to ask you to share the things you are doing to make it through what has been a challenging year. We’re looking for story ideas showcasing our amazing Gators. All ideas welcome, from signing up to be a poll worker, to sewing masks, to distributing or donating food. We’re hoping to share your stories in future editions of Performance.

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We look forward to the chance to celebrate overcoming this pandemic and the college’s anniversary some time in the near future. We’ll keep you posted as details come together.

Until then, please stay safe and Go Gators!

Spring 2021

UFHHP: Celebrating 75 Years

You cannot effectively move forward without looking back and reflecting on the past. Founded in 1946 amid the complexities of the post-war era, our college made its debut at the same time as the transistor, the defibrillator, Tupperware and so many other modern conveniences that have shifted the way we live.

While our name, departments and programs have evolved and grown over the years, the college continues to be focused on advancing how we live, work and play.

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Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs Rise to #3 in the Nation

GATOR GREATNESS ON THE RISE. UF rose to the No. 3 spot in the 2021 rankings by U.S. News & World Report for the best online programs in the country, up from No. 4 in 2020.

“We could not have accomplished this rise without the hard work and dedication from the faculty and staff and the commitment from our students,” said Michael Reid, dean. “These programs have allowed us to expand access to students across the state and around the world.”

Learn more about the rankings, including retaining our No. 2 ranking for the second year in a row for Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans.

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UFHHP Spaces: Laboratory of Basic and Clinical Muscle Biology

Take a virtual tour of the Laboratory of Basic and Clinical Muscle Biology run by Leonardo Ferreira, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology

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The End of January Marks "National Plan for Vacation Day"

The last Tuesday in January is “National Plan for Vacation Day.” Planning a vacation during a pandemic can be difficult, but there are some tips you can take. Hear some recommendations from Heather Gibson, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management.

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Paying it Forward: Inspiring Middle School Students to be Unstoppable

A former linebacker for the Florida Gators who earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in sport management is now a passionate educator and middle school math teacher in his hometown of Belle Glade, Florida. Hygens Succes reinvests in the community that shaped him because his journey as a first-generation college student was supported by the Machen Florida Opportunity Scholarship (MFOS). 

Listen to the Unstoppable Minds, Season 2, Episode 5, Podcast >

Celebrating the #UFHHPgrad Fall Class of 2020

On Saturday, December 19, the College of Health & Human Performance awarded seven Ph.D.'s, 49 master’s and 110 bachelor’s degrees to the Fall Class of 2020.  

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