At the College of Health & Human Performance, we are advancing the way we live, work, and play using expertise in our departments of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology (APK); Health Education and Behavior (HEB); and Tourism, Recreation and Sport Management (TRSM).
UF is on the rise. We are a top-ten public institution with the goal of joining the top five. Our college is helping achieve this goal by advancing interdisciplinary research, expanding pathways for students on and off campus, and partnering with industry and government organizations to solve real-world problems.
As a national leader in our disciplines, we are committed to advancing
four core initiatives:
Training the Next Generation
— Our college has a long tradition of award-winning educators, outstanding advisors, and commitment to students. Across all of our departments, enrollment is continually growing and our students graduate to promising careers in business, the health professions and higher education.
Promoting Healthy Living
— Research in HEB is improving the health of communities in Florida and across the nation through research on substance misuse, HIV prevention, diabetes, nutrition and health benefits of physical activity, to name a few.
Enhancing Physical Performance
— APK faculty and students are advancing the frontiers of biomedicine by tackling critical problems that range from muscle disease to movement disorders, from cardiovascular disease to sports-related injuries.
— TRSM researchers are supporting key Florida industries and improving the quality of life by pioneering innovative approaches in tourism and sport management. These include initiatives in sustainable tourism, tourism crisis management and the economic impact of sport.
The HHP community is helping UF lead the nation in educational excellence and research innovation. This edition of Performance Magazine focuses on these themes, highlighting the dedicated people and tradition of excellence that makes our college so wonderful.