Department of Health and Human Performance

Jowers Center Room A116
T: 512.245.2561 F: 512.245.8678
http://www.hhp.txstate.edu/

The Department of Health and Human Performance at Texas State prepares students for careers and doctoral study in many areas including athletic training, cardiac rehabilitation, exercise science, health promotion, kinesiology, physical education, recreation administration, recreation therapy, sport education, and strength and conditioning. Our faculty are nationally and internationally known for their research on autism, biomechanics, exercise physiology, fitness, health promotion, musculoskeletal injury, physical education, and recreation administration and therapy. Recent visiting scholars to the department have come from Brazil, Egypt, Korea, England, and Russia.

The mission of the Department of Health and Human Performance is to create and disseminate knowledge promoting evidence-based practice in athletic training, health promotion, exercise science, 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 has a large instructional program for the general university student in addition to broad undergraduate athletic training, exercise science, health education, and recreation major programs, there are extensive opportunities for teaching assistantships, research assistantships, or internships. To be considered for positions as graduate assistant instructors, applicants must have unconditional admission to The Graduate College. Applicants who are interested in these positions should go to http://www.hhp.txstate.edu.

Doctoral Faculty

Furney, Steven R, University Distinguished Professor, Health & Human Performance, Ed.D., University of Tennessee

Murray, Tinker D, Professor, Health & Human Performance, Ph.D., Texas A&M University


Graduate Faculty

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

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

Fife, Gabriel Paul, Assistant Professor, Health & Human Performance, Ph.D., Yonsei University

Furney, Steven R, University Distinguished Professor, Health & Human Performance, Ed.D., University of Tennessee

Hamilton, Michelle, Associate 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

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

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

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

Lloyd, Lisa Kay, Associate Dean, College of Education and Professor, Health & Human Performance, Ph.D., The University of Alabama

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

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

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

Murray, Tinker D, Professor, Health & Human Performance, Ph.D., Texas A&M University

Pickerill, Marie Lena, Lecturer, Health & Human Performance, Ph.D., Oregon State University

Rigby, Justin Holbrook, Assistant Professor, Health & Human Performance, Ph.D., Brigham Young 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

Williams, James S, Associate Professor, Health & Human Performance, Ph.D., Texas A&M University

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