Department of Health and Human Performance
Welcome to the Department of Health & Human Performance
Promoting human performance and health-related quality of life for all.
The Department of Health and Human Performance at Texas State University is a leader in preparing students for careers in adult fitness, athletic training, exercise and sports science, health and wellness promotion, physical education, and recreation therapy and administration. Our faculty are nationally and internationally known for their research in athletic training, biomechanics, exercise physiology, health, physical education, recreation, and special populations.
Dr. Kent Griffin has found a way for high school students to participate in a solo sport and yet feel more connected than ever before. It’s a connectivity that’s drawing students to the sport of mountain biking at San Marcos High School.
"Most of the kids on the team are not from athletic backgrounds," says Griffin, associate professor in the Department of Health and Human Performance, and head coach of the team. "Some have participated in after-school athletics, but most have never experienced relatedness like that. They’ve never been connected."