Health and Human Performance Program Information
The Ph.D. in Health and Human Performace is a single college-wide Ph.D. program with 6 concentrations that are housed and administered by the three departments, according to the following organizational structure:
- Applied Physiology and Kinesiology (APK): Ph.D. students in APK study the immediate and lasting effects of exercise and its use in disease prevention and rehabilitation. APK Ph.D. concentrations include Exercise Physiology and Biobehavioral Science, with further specializations in biomechanics, motor control and learning, exercise and performance psychology, and sports medicine / athletic training.
- Health Education & Behavior (HEB): Ph.D. students in HEB systematically investigate health promotion strategies aimed at modifying behaviors which will improve individual, family, workplace, and community health and well-being. The HEB Ph.D. concentration is in Health Behavior.
- Tourism, Recreation, and Sport Management (TRSM): TRSM Ph.D. students study the impact of tourism, recreation activities, professional and amateur sports, ecotourism, parks and beaches on the personal, social, economic, environmental and resource infrastructures of society. Ph.D. concentrations in TRSM include Natural Resource Recreation, Sport Management, and Tourism.
Students are expected to be involved in research throughout their Ph.D. program, which requires approximately three to five years of full-time study for completion. Graduates of the program are trained to assume positions as post-doctoral research scientists, or entry level professorships at colleges and universities throughout the country. The program of study is developed by the student and the supervisory committee based on the student’s background, interests, and career goals, as well as faculty expertise. By design, the program is multidisciplinary and flexible, permitting students to tailor their scholarly experience to the development of research skills in their areas of concentration.
For more information, please see our website: http://gradprograms.hhp.ufl.edu/index.php/doctoral-program.