KHE Student Organizations

Student Organizations within the KHE department strive to enhance the learning experience of students by providing a social community, professional development, and meaningful experiences. Participating in a club allows students to discover more about their field of study outside of the classroom, as well as to create lifelong friendships. Opportunities for leadership and volunteer work exist within each group, furthering the positive benefits offered by student organizations. To learn more about the mission and purpose of each club please click on the tabs below.

Kinesiology Club

Advisors: Tolga Ozyurtcu and Jessica Silva

Kinesiology Club is a service and social organization that is open to anyone with an interest in kinesiology and health education, and students from all over campus are represented in its ranks. The club features a very active social agenda with members attending UT sports events as a group, participating in all intramural sports and hosting faculty-student luncheons throughout the school year. In addition to educational meetings every other Monday, the club also promotes professional development in, through a variety of volunteer opportunities and community projects. With around 80 members, the Kinesiology Club is one of the largest student organizations in the COE. 

Longhorn Athletic Training Student Association

Faculty Advisor: Brian Farr
Advisor: Richard Hogeda

The Longhorn Athletic Training Student Association is an organization open to all Athletic Training and pre-Athletic Training majors. The purpose of this organization is to further the profession of Athletic Training through education, professionalism, leadership, and student involvement. Our events include intramural sports, holiday parties, bi-weekly meetings, and an annual paintball tournament involving UT's Athletic Training staff and other Austin-area Athletic Trainers. Community involvement is also a cornerstone of our organization, making L.A.T.S.A. a fun and beneficial way to get more involved in the profession of Athletic Training. 

Texas Health Promotion Club

Faculty Advisor: Liesl Nydegger

The Texas Health Promotion Club (THPC) is a student-run organization open to all majors at the University of Texas at Austin uniting like-minded individuals under a common goal of health promotion. The mission of THPC is to promote the health and wellness among UT students and the surrounding community. We focus on including diverse members of UT students, learning about and addressing issues related to social justice and social determinants of health, and improving health equity among UT students and the surrounding community. THPC actively participates in campus events, volunteers in the community, conducts fundraisers for local organizations, holds interactive health-related workshops, and offers professional development opportunities for its members. Membership in the club includes participation in weekly meetings where you can learn about living a healthier lifestyle for you and those around you, increase job or graduate school prospects through professional development opportunities, make friends through volunteering for events on and off campus (not to mention resume building!), and taking a break from college life to enjoy our social events! Our weekly meetings consist of workshops, professional development events, games, or socials! If you’d like to learn more, hear what our members have to say. Check out our general meetings every Tuesday at 4 p.m. in BEL 1005! If you would like to receive our e-mails, contact us at and check us out on Facebook and Instagram!