Department of Health and Human Performance

Jowers Center Room A116
Telephone: 512-245-2561 Fax: 512-245-8678
http://www.hhp.txstate.edu/

The Department of Health and Human Performance at Texas State offers several master's programs to prepare students for careers and doctoral study in many areas including athletic training, exercise science, health and wellness promotion, kinesiology, recreation administration, recreation therapy, rehabilitation sciences, and strength & conditioning and sport coaching. Our faculty are nationally and internationally known for their research on autism, biomechanics, concussions, exercise physiology, fitness, health promotion, health and wellness programming, motor development, musculoskeletal injury, physical education, recreation administration and therapy, sport and exercise psychology, substance abuse prevention, and community health. Recent visiting scholars to the department have come from Brazil, Egypt, England, Korea, Russia, and Spain.

The mission of the Department of Health and Human Performance is to create and disseminate knowledge promoting evidence-based practice in athletic training, exercise science, public health, and recreation professions. We work to directly promote improved human performance and quality of life through evidence-based educational, recreational, and therapeutic interventions and programs. Our vision is to be a national leader in promoting human performance and health-related quality of life for all.

Financial Assistance

Because the department offers instructional programming for the general university student, in addition to undergraduate athletic training, exercise science, public health, and recreation major programs, there are extensive opportunities for graduate assistanships, graduate teaching assistantships, graduate research assistantships, and graduate instructional assistantships. To be considered for positions as graduate assistants, the prospective graduate students must be admitted as a regular, degree-seeking student in graduate studies at Texas State University. Applicants who are interested in these positions should go to http://www.hhp.txstate.edu.

Ahrens, Jennifer N, Clinical Assistant Professor, Health & Human Performance, Ph.D., Texas State University

Awoniyi, Stephen A, Associate Professor, Health & Human Performance, Ph.D., Indiana University Bloomington

Deringer, Stephen Anthony, Assistant Professor, Health & Human Performance, Ed.D., Washington State University

Dixon, Mary Odum, Assistant Professor, Health & Human Performance, Ph.D., Texas A&M University

Downey, Darcy L, Clinical Assistant Professor, Health & Human Performance, Ed.D., University of Texas at Austin

Farnsworth, James Lee, Assistant Professor, Health & Human Performance, Ph.D., Middle Tennessee State University

Fraser, Melissa Ann, Assistant Professor, Health & Human Performance, Ph.D., Univ North Carolina - Chapel Hill

Griffin, Luther Kent, Associate Professor, Health & Human Performance, Ph.D., Texas Tech University

Hamilton, Michelle, Professor, Health & Human Performance, Ph.D., Michigan State University

Harter, Rod A, Professor, Health & Human Performance, Ph.D., University of Oregon

Hodges, Janet S, Associate Professor, Health & Human Performance, Ph.D., University of North Texas

Housman, Jeff M, Associate Professor, Health & Human Performance, Ph.D., Texas A&M University

Hunter, Stacy Denise, Assistant Professor, Health & Human Performance, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Kim, Junhyoung, Assistant Professor, Health & Human Performance, Ph.D., Penn State University Park

Kipp, Lindsay Erin, Assistant Professor, Health & Human Performance, Ph.D., Univ of Minnesota Central Office

Knudson, Duane V, Professor, Health & Human Performance, Ph.D., Univ of Wisconsin-Madison

Li, Yumeng, Assistant Professor, Health & Human Performance, Ph.D., University of Georgia

Litchke, Lyn G, Associate Professor, Health & Human Performance, Ph.D., Texas State University

Liu, Ting, Associate Professor, Health & Human Performance, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

McAllister, Matthew J, Assistant Professor, Health & Human Performance, Ph.D., Mississippi State University

McCurdy, Kevin W, Professor, Health & Human Performance, Ph.D., Univ of Arkansas Main Campus

McDonald, Jacquelyn, Clinical Assistant Professor, Health & Human Performance, Ph.D., Texas State University

Meaney, Karen S, Chair - Professor, Health & Human Performance, Ed.D., Univ of Houston - Downtown

Mettler, Joni A, Associate Professor, Health & Human Performance, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Myers, Natalie Louise, Assistant Professor, Health & Human Performance, Ph.D., University of Kentucky

Patek, Kyle Turner, Lecturer, Health & Human Performance, M.S., Texas State University

Walker, John L, Professor, Health & Human Performance, Ed.D., University of Houston

Wiley, David C, Professor, Health & Human Performance, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Williams, Ronald Daniel, Associate Professor, Health & Human Performance, Ph.D., The University of Alabama

Zimmermann, Jo An, Associate Professor, Health & Human Performance, Ph.D., Clemson University