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2020 Health & Human Performance Report

Health and Human Performance Report

A Note From the Chair

Dr. Karen Meaney
Dr. Karen Meaney, Department Chair
Thank you!
We would like to extend a special thanks to all the members of our HHP Alumni Committee for renewing our outreach and connections to our alumni over the past two years!


I am excited to share our inaugural edition of the HHPerformance Report. Connecting with our alumni and friends is an important goal in the Department of Health and Human Performance (HHP) and we want to take this opportunity to share news and updates about our academic programs, students, faculty and staff. During the last several years, HHP has witnessed tremendous enrollment growth and is currently the largest academic department on campus with over 3,000 students! This unprecedented rise in enrollment afforded HHP opportunities to hire more outstanding faculty. We are also in the initial stages of renovating and expanding Jowers facilities. During the next year, HHP will have additional office space, research laboratories, and a unique large classroom to promote active learning.

Although our enrollment has risen and class size has increased, our HHP faculty continue to provide engaging learning experiences for our students in athletic training, exercise and sports science, public health, physical fitness and wellness, and recreation courses. We take great pride in the local and global service-learning, field work, practicum, and internship opportunities we offer our students. HHP faculty continue to contribute to enhancing the quality of life for children, youth, adults, and seniors through their cutting edge and relevant research in laboratories, communities, and educational settings. In addition, our faculty provide both leadership and service in a wide array of professional organizations.

Our HHP dedicated staff members have continued the tradition of providing stellar support and service for our faculty and students. We sincerely appreciate their hard work and commitment to HHP and the university.

It is our hope that our HHPerformance Report will enable our readers to stay abreast of the exciting programs, people, and events in HHP. We welcome our alumni, friends, and former faculty to come to campus and visit!

Karen S. Meaney
Department Chair