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Chair's Welcome


Chair's Welcome

Duane Knudson, Ph.D

We appreciate your interest in the Department of Health and Human Performance (HHP). We are in the midst of a very exciting time at Texas State University! Presently we are one of the largest departments on campus with 3,300 undergraduate and graduate students and are expanding our classroom and laboratory facilities!  Our students are pursuing professional careers in Athletic Training, Exercise and Sports Science/Kinesiology, Health Education, and Recreation. Our stellar faculty provide high quality student - centered learning experiences in all of our disciplines. We also offer instruction in personal fitness and wellness classes.

HHP faculty are nationally and internationally known for their research in athletic training, exercise science, health, and recreation. Regionally, we are proud to have numerous experiential learning programs in San Marcos and throughout Texas that enable our students and faculty to meet the needs of our community while simultaneously gaining valuable learning experiences by working with youth and adults in community agencies, schools, clinics, and businesses.

The ultimate goal of our department is to enhance the quality of life for all through our teaching, research, service, and professional growth and development of our students. Please take time to navigate through our website, visit us at Jowers Center and/or follow us on Facebook Icon.  We welcome our alumni, friends, former faculty, and future students to come to campus and visit!

Karen Meaney, Ed. D.

Professor & Chair

512-245-2952

Km66@txstate.edu