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Happy Gator Day!

HHP is proud to join The Gator Nation for in “championing the Gator Good!”

At HHP, we’re advancing the way we live, work and play by promoting healthy living, training the next generation, enhancing physical performance and enriching lives.

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Join HHP for the Internship and Job Fair Feb. 16

On Feb. 16, students and employers will take to the courts to discover and discuss internship and career opportunities. HHP’s Internship and Job Fair will be held in the Florida Gym from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Gator Nation Giving Day - Stand Up & Holler

Let's holler again, Gators! 2-17-22

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2022 College of Health & Human Performance Spring Awards

Please join us at 6:30 p.m. ET on Friday, April 15 for a celebration as we recognize the achievements of our finest community members and honor the latest inductee to the Alumni Hall of Fame.

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#TakeAKnee: Measuring Fan Perceptions in a Super Bowl Host City

​​Just one kneel at a preseason NFL game in 2016 shook the core of the sports world. Colin Kaepernick’s protest against racial equality opened the conversation once again to activism on and off the field. It also forced sports leagues like the NFL to reconcile with their own credibility in the eyes of fans as they navigated how to handle their athlete’s advocacy.

With a few years of retrospection on the movement, Yonghwan Chang, Ph.D., assistant professor in sport management, constructed a crisis communication analysis of the NFL.

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2022 Undergraduate Faculty Mentor of the Year: Doug DeMichele

The College of Health & Human Performance is proud to announce the 2022 Undergraduate Faculty Mentor of the Year: Doug DeMichele, Ed.D., instructional professor, internship coordinator and associate chair in the Department of Sport Management.

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U.S. News & World Report names UF No. 1 in the country for online bachelor’s degrees

UF Online, the University of Florida’s online bachelor’s degree program, is No. 1 in the nation, according to the latest rankings released today by U.S. News & World Report, recognizing UF’s excellence in delivering world-class educational opportunities across platforms. HHP offers three bachelor's degrees within UF Online.

Learn more about the rankings, including retaining our No. 2 ranking for the third 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 Molecular Cardiology & Myology Laboratory run by Ashley Smuder, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology

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2022 HHP Teacher of the Year: Diba Mani

The College of Health & Human Performance is proud to announce the 2022 Teacher of the Year: Diba Mani, Ph.D., instructional assistant professor in the Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology.

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HHP celebrated six doctorate, 105 master’s and 95 bachelor’s degree recipients during commencement ceremonies at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center on Friday, December 17. 

View photos, videos and a special tribute to Mariel White, who earned a bachelor's degree in sport management.

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Apps show promise to help heavy drinkers age 21-25 cut back

A new study from Robert Leeman, Ph.D., associate professor and the Mary F. Lane professor in health education and behavior, shows heavy drinkers age 21-25 had 4.5 fewer drinks per week when tracking their intake with smartphone apps — even though they weren't trying to cut back.

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Meet Pascale Belony, health educator and nurse representing Haiti in Miss Universe 2021

Where global interests and a passion for service collide, leadership is found. On Sunday, the world will hear from Miss Universe contestant Pascale Belony — an inspiring health education and nursing alumna — as she takes the stage to represent Haiti and Gator Nation on her quest for better health education for all.

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Performance Newsletter - Fall Edition

College of Health & Human Performance Faculty, Staff, Alumni and Students... Moving the World Forward.

Read the latest edition of the Performance Newsletter and view updates from across the HHP community.

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Jalie Tucker Awarded NIH Grant Focused on Reducing Risky Drinking in Disadvantaged Communities

Jalie A. Tucker, Ph.D., M.P.H., professor in the Department of Health Education and Behavior and the director of the Center for Behavioral Economic Health Research, recently received National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding to further her research on risky drinking among emerging adults.

The $2.1 million five-year grant will evaluate a brief behavioral economic intervention to reduce risky drinking among emerging adults recruited from disadvantaged communities.

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Robert Leeman Named Fellow of American Psychological Association

Congratulations to Robert Leeman, Ph.D., associate professor and the Mary F. Lane endowed professor in health education and behavior, for being named a fellow in the American Psychological Association.

Fellow status is an honor bestowed upon APA members who have shown evidence of unusual and outstanding contributions or performance in the field of psychology. Dr. Leeman is recognized for his contributions to psychopharmacology and substance misuse.

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Award Nominations Are Now Open

Award nominations are now open for the Alumni Hall of Fame, Outstanding Young Alumni and B.K. Stevens Award.

Consider nominating a member of the college community today.

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Recognizing Postdoctoral Associates For Outstanding Contributions

Earlier this month, the college recognized eight postdoctoral associates for their important contributions to research with professional development funds. Selections were made based on the quality of the submitted publication including two- and five-year impact factors, journal citation indicator and article influence.

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College Impact Report | 2021

The University of Florida is on the rise, now a top five public university, and our college continues to lead in this effort. This reflects the commitment of our faculty and staff to educational excellence, research innovation and student success.

The 2021 college impact report highlighting our accomplishments over the past year.

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Now Hiring: Six Faculty Across All Departments

We’re in search of six new faculty to join our ranks across all four of our departments. Join us and help advance how we live, work and play.

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New Health Education and Behavior Research Focuses on Improving Participation in Research Trials

Danielle Jake-Schoffman, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Health Education and Behavior, recently published “Methods-Motivational Interviewing Approach for Enhanced Retention and Attendance” in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, looking at how an in-depth orientation for prospective participants can benefit clinical trials of behavioral interventions.

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US News & World Report Ranks University of Florida Fifth Among Top Public Universities

After five consecutive years of ascension, the University of Florida’s performance has positioned UF among the nation’s top five ranked public universities, according to the 2022 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings released today, marking an extraordinary milestone in the university’s history.

The announcement cements UF’s meteoric rise in rankings over the past five years and publicly recognizes the university’s excellence and value.

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HIV drug shows potential to combat genetic form of dystonia in preclinical study

A new study found that an FDA-approved medication to treat HIV restored multiple brain abnormalities in a mouse model of a genetic form of dystonia.

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HHP News Archive

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