The Department of Health Sciences and Human Performance (HSHP) offers a unique learning environment. The engaged faculty, stimulating coursework and hands-on learning opportunities enable students to be highly competitive whether they choose to enter the job market or pursue a graduate degree.
The department offers five undergraduate degrees in the following areas of study.
- Allied Health
- Health Science/3+2 M.S. in Athletic Training *
- Human Performance
- Public Health
- Physical Education**
*UT's athletic training program offers an early-assurance 3+2 graduate professional program. Students earn a B.S. in Health Science after the completion of four years, then a M.S. in Athletic Training (MSAT) after the successful completion of an additional post-baccalaureate year. Students may also enter the program as undergraduate transfer students or as post-baccalaureate students.
**The B.S. in Physical Education degree program is no longer available to incoming students. Students who are seeking to earn a degree to teach grades 6-12 physical education in public schools are instead strongly encouraged to enroll as a human performance major and simultaneously apply to enroll in our Florida state-approved professional education minor.
The department offers two graduate degrees in the following areas of study.
Students will connect theory with application in global settings through:
Examples of the educational opportunities offered by our majors and program concentrations include:
- Creating and implementing personal fitness plans for athletes, faculty members, and students
- Creating and participating in health promotion campaigns
- Providing rehabilitation in an athletic training clinic
- Interning with public and private corporate and health organizations
- Working for professional or national events
- Participating in health sciences and human performance research grants/project