About HHP

Dr. Layne

Welcome to the University of Houston and the Department of Health and Human Performance. We are excited that you are exploring our website. The Department of Health and Human Performance has as its major focus the understanding, development, and promotion of a healthy lifestyle. The Department is committed to providing quality educational experiences for undergraduate and graduate students.

Our undergraduate program offers a blend of academic coursework and fieldwork opportunities designed to develop highly informed and skilled professionals in the exercise, fitness and sports, sports administration, nutrition and space industries. Many of our students seek graduate degrees in the health sciences and often choose our graduate programs to further their education. We offer a variety of physical activity courses designed to meet the needs of today's busy students.

Central to the success of any department is its faculty. We boast an energetic, student-oriented, and highly productive faculty. Our faculty is involved in a variety of research projects with collaborators at UH, the Texas Medical Center, NASA and other investigators throughout the world. These active research agendas provide numerous opportunities for our graduate students to become involved in cutting-edge research. Thumbnail sketches of the faculty's research interests can be viewed by selecting the research link.

We invite you to explore our website to determine which program is right for you and your future. If you would like additional information about our department, I would be happy to assist you in any way possible. Please contact me at clayne2@uh.edu. I look forward to seeing you in one of our programs soon.

Sincerely,
Dr. Charles Layne,
Chair