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Department of Health and Human Performance

Welcome to Department of Health & Human Performance

Promoting human performance and health-related quality of life for all


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About the Department

Let me welcome you to the web site of the Department of Health and Human Performance (HHP) at Texas State University.
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Research/Labs

The Department of HHP has five laboratories and several teaching labs in Jowers Center. Our faculty are nationally and internationally known for their research in athletic training, biomechanics, exercise physiology, health, physical education, recreation, and special populations.
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Degrees Plans

The Department of HHP offers student-centered bachelors and master's programs that prepare graduates for careers in adult fitness, athletic training, exercise and sports science, health and wellness promotion, physical education, and recreation therapy and administration.
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People

The Department of HHP and staff have received numerous university, state, and national awards for their teaching, research, and service. Here are several links for more information on our faculty, staff, and students.
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Brennan & Smith Lecture Series

Annually the Department of HHP invites two distinguished scholars to deliver a Brennan and Smith Lecture.
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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. Recent visiting scholars to the department have come from Brazil, Egypt, and Korea. Many of our alumni go on to graduate or professional training (kinesiology, medicine, physical or occupational therapy). The department also provides a rigorous and diverse Physical Fitness and Wellness (PFW) program of activity courses for all Texas State students.