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HHP faculty Drs. Jon Gray, Randi Betts, Lisa Alastuey and Demetrius Pearson present at the 99th Annual Convention of the...
12/05/2022

HHP faculty Drs. Jon Gray, Randi Betts, Lisa Alastuey and Demetrius Pearson present at the 99th Annual Convention of the Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (TAHPERD) held in Corpus Christi, TX from Nov 30th to Dec 3rd.

Dr. Marc Hamilton's pioneering discovery of the “soleus pushup” effectively elevates muscle metabolism for hours, even w...
10/18/2022
Discovery Unlocks Potential of 'Special' Muscle

Dr. Marc Hamilton's pioneering discovery of the “soleus pushup” effectively elevates muscle metabolism for hours, even while sitting. The soleus muscle in the calf, though only 1% of your body weight, can do big things to improve the metabolic health in the rest of your body if activated correctly.

The soleus muscle in the calf can do big things to improve the metabolic health in the rest of your body if activated correctly. Now UH researchers are pioneering the “soleus pushup” which elevates muscle metabolism for hours, even while sitting.

HHP faculty Claudia Scott and Kevin Haubrick at the Texas A&M Dietetic Internship Preparation Workshop and Fair today.
10/02/2022

HHP faculty Claudia Scott and Kevin Haubrick at the Texas A&M Dietetic Internship Preparation Workshop and Fair today.

The Master of Athletic Training Program at the University of Houston will host a series of virtual open houses this fall...
09/08/2022

The Master of Athletic Training Program at the University of Houston will host a series of virtual open houses this fall. MAT program faculty and UH graduate admission counselors will be on hand to answer questions. Please register at https://hhp.uh.edu/mat

Congratulations to HHP faculty Dr. Pranav Parikh and Cullen College of Engineering faculty Dr. Jose Luis Contreras-Vidal...
08/08/2022
UH Professors awarded $768K NIH grant to develop extensive neuromotor training

Congratulations to HHP faculty Dr. Pranav Parikh and Cullen College of Engineering faculty Dr. Jose Luis Contreras-Vidal on being awarded a $768,000 NIH grant for mentoring the next generation of neuromotor researchers.

https://uh.edu/class/news/archive/2022/august/uh-professors-awarded-768k-nih-grant-to-develop-extensive-neuromotor-training/

UH Professors awarded $768K NIH grant to develop extensive neuromotor training

David Brady from the Final Four Local Organizing Committee speaking to Dr. Walsh's sport admin class. HHP sport admin st...
08/01/2022

David Brady from the Final Four Local Organizing Committee speaking to Dr. Walsh's sport admin class. HHP sport admin students will work with the Final Four Organizing Committee as Houston gears up for the NCAA Men’s Final Four to be held in Houston on April 1 & 3, 2023

07/22/2022

We have SO much to celebrate in one picture.

✅1 NATA Foundation Volunteer Service Award (Dr. Mark Knoblauch)
✅1 Presented case report from a recent grad (Ieshia Williams)
✅1 Scholarship winner (Valerie Hernandez)
✅2 SWATA student senators (Amy Mikahiel, Tanda Lamb)
✅3 Presented case reports from current students (Amy Mikahiel, Tanda Lamb, Valeria Hernandez)

Wow.. GO COOGS

Congratulations to HHP's doctoral program graduates - Dr. Mahmoud Elzayat and Dr. Nishant Rao, pictured here at commence...
05/17/2022

Congratulations to HHP's doctoral program graduates - Dr. Mahmoud Elzayat and Dr. Nishant Rao, pictured here at commencement with their advisors, Dr. Emily LaVoy and Dr. Pranav Parikh.
(L-R) Drs. Mahmoud Elzayat, Emily LaVoy, Pranav Parikh and Nishant Rao

05/16/2022

Congratulations to the graduating class of 2022!!

The Department of Health and Human Performance honored its outstanding students and scholars at the 2022 Student Excelle...
05/03/2022

The Department of Health and Human Performance honored its outstanding students and scholars at the 2022 Student Excellence Awards luncheon today. Outstanding students in each of our undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs along with our scholarship winners were recognized.

Outstanding Student Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Studies:
Exercise Science: Jaden Corpus
Fitness and Sports: Allen Salyards
Nutrition: Truong Dang
Sport Admin: Jodie Finch

Outstanding Student Award for Excellence in Graduate Studies
Master of Athletic Training - 1st Year: Valerie Hernandez
Master of Athletic Training - 2nd Year: Kasey Hairell
Nutrition: Charli Harlen
Sport and Fitness Administration: Krysteen Cruz

Doctoral Student Research Achievement Award
Pre-candidacy: Tiao Hu
Post-candidacy: Aliye Çepni

Scholarships and grants
TACSM Research Grant: Justin Crane
TACSM Research Grant: Rebekah Hunt
ACSM Foundation Doctoral Student Research Grant and TACSM Research Grant: Molly Wong Vega
Elmira Blecha Scholarship and Southeast Region Annual Scholarship from The Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Evan Sattem
Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Training Program: Luka Ojemaye

04/28/2022

Congratulations to the graduating class of 2022! All MAT Students in Cohort 7 passed their BOC Exams on the first attempt and will be entering the medical profession as Certified Athletic Trainers!! GO COOGS!!

HHP nutrition program faculty at the Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 2022 Conference in San Antonio. HHP facult...
04/23/2022

HHP nutrition program faculty at the Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 2022 Conference in San Antonio. HHP faculty Claudia Scott and nutrition student Evan Sattem were awarded scholarships at the Awards and Scholarship dinner today.

Congratulations to Dr. Mark Knoblauch!!
04/07/2022

Congratulations to Dr. Mark Knoblauch!!

Each year, the NATA Foundation recognizes those that lead the way in service to the NATA Foundation and the athletic training profession.

Congratulations to 2022 NATA Foundation Service Award Recipients!

Learn more about the awards and this years recipients at https://www.natafoundation.org/who-we-are/fdtn-awards/ (select service awards tab)

Students from HHP's Master of Athletic Training program and Dietetic Internship program collaborated to present their fi...
03/10/2022

Students from HHP's Master of Athletic Training program and Dietetic Internship program collaborated to present their findings at the Interprofessional Education Seminar on March 9th 2022. This seminar provides an opportunity for students to collaborate and learn how Dietitians and Athletic Trainers can work together in different situations.

Timeline photos
03/07/2022

Timeline photos

And to thy memory cherished, true we'll ever be!

Happy Birthday to the University of Houston ✨🐾

Three Laboratory of Integrated Physiology doctoral students have each won a Student Research Development Award (SDRA) at...
02/28/2022

Three Laboratory of Integrated Physiology doctoral students have each won a Student Research Development Award (SDRA) at the Annual Meeting of the Texas Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (TACSM). Kudos to the award winners pictured below: Rebekah Hunt, Justin Crane, and Molly Wong Vega.

Rebekah Hunt (“Aerobic fitness determines lymphocyte function in glucose-depleted conditions”) and Justin Crane (“Effects of cardiorespiratory fitness on leukocyte mitochondrial function”) are mentored by Dr. Emily LaVoy.

Molly Wong Vega (“Randomized control trial of an individualized physical activity prescription & promotion program in adolescents with CKD: physical activity & quality of life outcomes”) is mentored by Dr. Melissa Markofski.

Laboratory of Integrated Physiology doctoral students Seth Rinehart, Justin Crane, and Rebekah Hunt presented posters of...
02/25/2022

Laboratory of Integrated Physiology doctoral students Seth Rinehart, Justin Crane, and Rebekah Hunt presented posters of their research at the Texas Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (TACSM) Annual Meeting.

The Sport Administration program at the Department of Health and Human Performance will host the 2022 COSMA Conference f...
01/21/2022

The Sport Administration program at the Department of Health and Human Performance will host the 2022 COSMA Conference from February 2-4, 2022. The Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA) conference is a colloquium for academicians and practitioners from across the globe to share innovative teaching ideas and best practices to incorporate in the classroom.

Guest Speakers: Dr. Billy Hawkins (UH), Dr. Christiane Spitzmueller (UH), Julian Duncan (Houston Rockets), Gretchen Sheiir (Houston Rockets), Jodi Robinett (Knowledge Matters)

Check out the full schedule at https://www.cosmaweb.org/cosma2022.html

HHP faculty Claudia Scott and Carla Ferrell showcasing UH at the Dietetic Internship Workshop at Texas A&M.
11/05/2021

HHP faculty Claudia Scott and Carla Ferrell showcasing UH at the Dietetic Internship Workshop at Texas A&M.

HHP Sport Admin program faculty, students and alumni presented their research at the Sport Marketing Association's Annua...
11/01/2021

HHP Sport Admin program faculty, students and alumni presented their research at the Sport Marketing Association's Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

Graduate Programs in the HHP department will host a series of virtual open houses this fall. Program faculty and graduat...
09/29/2021

Graduate Programs in the HHP department will host a series of virtual open houses this fall. Program faculty and graduate admission counselors will be on hand to answer questions. Check out the schedule and register at https://hhp.uh.edu/

The Master of Athletic Training Program at the University of Houston will host a virtual open house on Friday, Sep 17th ...
09/15/2021

The Master of Athletic Training Program at the University of Houston will host a virtual open house on Friday, Sep 17th 2021. MAT program faculty and UH graduate admission counselors will be on hand to answer questions. Please register at https://hhp.uh.edu/mat

09/15/2021

The MAT Program has been granted another 10 years of continued accreditation by the CAATE!! The next comprehensive review will be in the 2030-31 academic year…GO COOGS!!

09/12/2021

When UH plays Rice for the Bayou Bucket..the MAT Program gets to see MAT Students on TV! Check out 2nd Year MAT Student Kaitlin Boothe assigned to Rice Football with 1st Year MAT Students Alejandro Zeni and Valerie Hernandez (Rice Football) and Alex Tso, Abiodun Ogbebor and Kennedy Seriale with UH Football!

Dr. Katharine Forth (top row, right in the image below), CEO and co-founder of Zibrio and an alum of HHP's doctoral prog...
09/07/2021
Houston founders share the challenges they've had to overcome as women in tech

Dr. Katharine Forth (top row, right in the image below), CEO and co-founder of Zibrio and an alum of HHP's doctoral program has been selected as one of five finalists in the Female-Founded Business category for the InnovationMap Awards presented by Techwave. https://houston.innovationmap.com/houston-female-founders-challenges-overcame-2654883263.html

Even in 2021, women face discrimination in the workplace — whether it's running their own businesses or climbing the corporate ladder.

UH students help athletes follow their dreams around the world
08/26/2021
UH students help athletes follow their dreams around the world

UH students help athletes follow their dreams around the world

A group of University of Houston students are on a mission to give more people with disabilities a chance to play sports by building dozens of sport-related wheelchairs for Paralympic athletes in Bangladesh.

Adaptive Athletics at UH and Dr. Michael Cottingham are featured in UH Stories as they work to refurbish disability spor...
07/22/2021
Global Reach: Sport Wheelchair Refurbished

Adaptive Athletics at UH and Dr. Michael Cottingham are featured in UH Stories as they work to refurbish disability sport wheelchairs for a nonprofit in Bangladesh.

The UH Adaptive Athletics class led by Michael Cottingham is refurbishing 40 sport wheelchairs for a nonprofit in Bangladesh committed to providing inclusive recreational activities for the community.

Photos from Master of Athletic Training Program at the University of Houston's post
06/11/2021

Photos from Master of Athletic Training Program at the University of Houston's post

06/08/2021

Meet the newest cohort of the MAT Program! Class of 2023! GO COOGS!!

Congratulations to HHP faculty Dr. Pranav Parikh on being awarded a 2021 Faculty Excellence Award in the Undergraduate R...
05/17/2021

Congratulations to HHP faculty Dr. Pranav Parikh on being awarded a 2021 Faculty Excellence Award in the Undergraduate Research Mentor category. This award acknowledges faculty who are making a significant impact in their field by supporting and mentoring undergraduate students in research and scholarship endeavors.

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Congratulations to HHP's doctoral program graduates - Dr. Mahmoud Elzayat and Dr. Nishant Rao, pictured here at commencement with their advisors, Dr. Emily LaVoy and Dr. Pranav Parikh.
(L-R) Drs. Mahmoud Elzayat, Emily LaVoy, Pranav Parikh and Nishant Rao
The Department of Health and Human Performance honored its outstanding students and scholars at the 2022 Student Excellence Awards luncheon today. Outstanding students in each of our undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs along with our scholarship winners were recognized.

Outstanding Student Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Studies:
Exercise Science: Jaden Corpus
Fitness and Sports: Allen Salyards
Nutrition: Truong Dang
Sport Admin: Jodie Finch

Outstanding Student Award for Excellence in Graduate Studies
Master of Athletic Training - 1st Year: Valerie Hernandez
Master of Athletic Training - 2nd Year: Kasey Hairell
Nutrition: Charli Harlen
Sport and Fitness Administration: Krysteen Cruz

Doctoral Student Research Achievement Award
Pre-candidacy: Tiao Hu
Post-candidacy: Aliye Çepni

Scholarships and grants
TACSM Research Grant: Justin Crane
TACSM Research Grant: Rebekah Hunt
ACSM Foundation Doctoral Student Research Grant and TACSM Research Grant: Molly Wong Vega
Elmira Blecha Scholarship and Southeast Region Annual Scholarship from The Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Evan Sattem
Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Training Program: Luka Ojemaye
HHP nutrition program faculty at the Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 2022 Conference in San Antonio. HHP faculty Claudia Scott and nutrition student Evan Sattem were awarded scholarships at the Awards and Scholarship dinner today.
Congratulations to Dr. Mark Knoblauch!!
Students from HHP's Master of Athletic Training program and Dietetic Internship program collaborated to present their findings at the Interprofessional Education Seminar on March 9th 2022. This seminar provides an opportunity for students to collaborate and learn how Dietitians and Athletic Trainers can work together in different situations.
Three Laboratory of Integrated Physiology doctoral students have each won a Student Research Development Award (SDRA) at the Annual Meeting of the Texas Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (TACSM). Kudos to the award winners pictured below: Rebekah Hunt, Justin Crane, and Molly Wong Vega.

Rebekah Hunt (“Aerobic fitness determines lymphocyte function in glucose-depleted conditions”) and Justin Crane (“Effects of cardiorespiratory fitness on leukocyte mitochondrial function”) are mentored by Dr. Emily LaVoy.

Molly Wong Vega (“Randomized control trial of an individualized physical activity prescription & promotion program in adolescents with CKD: physical activity & quality of life outcomes”) is mentored by Dr. Melissa Markofski.
Laboratory of Integrated Physiology doctoral students Seth Rinehart, Justin Crane, and Rebekah Hunt presented posters of their research at the Texas Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (TACSM) Annual Meeting.
Congratulations to HHP faculty Dr. David Walsh on being inducted into the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA) Hall of Fame for 2022.
https://www.cosmaweb.org/hall-of-fame.html
The department of Health and Human Performance will hold its 2022 Research Symposium on March 8th. Please join us as HHP faculty, students and research groups present their research. Check out the schedule and register at: https://www.uh.edu/class/hhp/news-and-events/news-archives/2022/22-research-day.php
Graduate Programs in the HHP department will host a series of virtual open houses this fall. Program faculty and graduate admission counselors will be on hand to answer questions. Check out the schedule and register at https://hhp.uh.edu/
The Master of Athletic Training Program at the University of Houston will host a virtual open house on Friday, Sep 17th 2021. MAT program faculty and UH graduate admission counselors will be on hand to answer questions. Please register at https://hhp.uh.edu/mat
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