Student involvement is an integral part of your student experience. There are hundreds of organizations and involvement opportunities available to students. For a listing of student organizations, please visit the Office of Student Activities and Involvement here. The College of Health and Human Performance offers the following sponsored programs:
HHP Ambassadors serve as the “face” of the College and represents HHP at various events including Freshman Preview, New Student Convocation, HHP Tailgates, Spring Awards, Internship/Job Fair and more! We are looking for outgoing and enthusiastic students to represent our College at recruiting, alumni and community events.
The University Scholars Program presents UF undergraduates with the opportunity to work closely with faculty mentors while pursuing fundamental research, exploring scholarly inquiry and developing new knowledge. University Scholars will receive a $1,750 research stipend (two payments with $750 in Fall and $1,000 in Spring). Faculty mentors will receive $500. Scholars also have the opportunity to publish their work in UF’s on-line Journal of Undergraduate Research, and will present their research in the University Scholars Symposium.
Applicants must have at least one more year of undergraduate studies remaining and an overall GPA of 3.00 or better. To be eligible, you must not earn your bachelor’s degree before spring 2023. For 2022-2023 applicants, the student can conduct research during summer/fall 2022 and spring 2023. Selected students must register for 0-5 credit hours of Undergraduate Research during Summer A/C, fall 2022 and spring 2023. Please confer with your academic advisor and faculty mentor to determine which research course you should register. The instructor of record for these courses will be the faculty mentor identified in the USP application. Students will be evaluated on their progress toward research goals and the agreement of expectations by the faculty mentor.
HHP Nominations should include:
Submission packets are due by Thursday, February 3, 2022 by 4:00pm. Applications can be submitted via email (email@example.com) or dropped off in person in the Florida Gym, suite 200 Dean's office front desk.
Questions? Email Sarah Eberhart at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A maximum of five HHP University Scholars, distributed across the Departments of Applied Physiology & Kinesiology; Health Education & Behavior; Sport Management, and Tourism, Hospitality & Event Management will be selected. Awardees must attend and participate in all University Scholar Program activities that are sponsored by the Center for Undergraduate Research.
Students selected for USP must register for the appropriate number of credits hours for the Undergraduate Research course in their department. Please consult your faculty mentor for the appropriate number of credit hours (can register for 0-5 credits per term). Students must speak to a HHP academic adviser to register for the appropriate undergraduate research course. Click on one of the links below for more details:
Awardees must submit a final paper and present at the University Scholars Symposium during Spring 2023.
Working with your mentor you will decide if you should complete the animal and/or human subjects protection training/certification program.
>> Additional information at www.scholars.ufl.edu
The HHPeers Program aims to match new students (mentee) with an upperclassman (mentor). HHPeer Mentors will be able to help their HHPeer mentee adjust to life at UF, offer advice on a variety of topics, based on their own personal learning experiences (i.e. living with roommates or off campus, places to find student employment, campus resources, classes they enjoyed taking, reminders of academic deadlines, etc.) and form a community. The main goal of the program is to create a family-like atmosphere within HHP and help connect students to the college as soon as they arrive. The selected upperclassmen will officially serve as a HHPeer mentor for the entirety of the 2021-2022 academic year. It is the program’s hope that the HHPeer mentor-mentee relationship will continue beyond the academic year.
Interested students must be a rising sophomore, junior or senior in an HHP major with a 3.0 minimum UF GPA and not graduate before spring 2022.
Any freshman or first-semester transfer student who has chosen a major within the College of Health & Human Performance.
Mentor Responsibilities | If selected, an HHPeer mentor should...
Mentee Responsibilities | If selected, an HHPeer mentee should...
Questions? Please contact Hunter Altman (Huntera01@ufl.edu) with any clarifications or questions related to the HHPeers Program.
The primary purpose of this course is to provide the student an opportunity for involvement in supervised research experiences. “Research” is operationally defined here as mentored, but self-directed work that enables individual students or a small group of students to explore an issue of interest to them and to communicate the results to others. Projects may involve inquiry, design, investigation, discovery, or application, depending on the topic and mentor. The student will be aware of how her or his project fits into and contributes to solving the larger problem to which it belongs. The student will usually assist a faculty member with a research project by helping to prepare the study and contributing in a meaningful way in meeting the objectives of the study. The student may also work with graduate students who are performing research supervised by a research faculty member.
Opportunites and requirements differ by department. Click on a link below for more detailed information: