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Sports & Fitness New Spring Offerings


By Sheryl E. Taylor

UHD Sports & Fitness is hosting two virtual April events—The Palmer Drug Abuse Recovery Program (PDAP) and a Plant Based Nutrition workshops.

The Palmer Program is dedicated to providing the most effective prevention and recovery program helping young people and families avoid or recover from the devastating effects of drug and alcohol abuse. This PDAP workshop 2 – 3 p.m., Tuesday, April 20 will provide an overview of Substance Abuse Disorders’ sign and symptoms, and treatment options. Access and resource interventions also will be identified and discussed. To attend, visit here.

Considering a new way for healthy eating? Get the facts about incorporating the plant-based foods into your diet with S&F’s Plant Based Nutrition workshop 1 – 2 p.m., Monday, April 26. Get answers to questions, such as ‘How much plant-based protein do I need?’ or ‘How can I make sure I am eating the right balance of foods?’ Register today to receive meeting passcode.

Remember, for the remaining of the Spring 2021 semester, S&F will continue its virtual aerobics classes online. Also, look for future announcements of in-person classes on the S&F website.

Sports & Fitness gradual reopening of the Jesse H. Jones Student Life Center began on April 19 with modified hours Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and with modified programming. The University Community—including active students, faculty and staff—may work out during operating hours while adhering to current safety policies including wearing a face mask, respecting a six-foot social distance from other patrons and frequently washing/sanitizing hands. To note, some Student Life Center services will not be available, but are expected to return by Fall 2021 including locker usage, showers, competitive open recreation sports (basketball) and club sports engagement. For more details about the reopening, visit Sports & Fitness.


About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974. As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive, four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.