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School of Health and Human Performance

Greetings and welcome to the School of Health and Human performance. I am very proud to have been selected to be the new Dean of this dynamic and progressive School. I am also humbled to follow in the footsteps of the previous dean, Dr. Frank Short. Dean Short oversaw this School for 10 years and has helped develop it as one of the most active and student-friendly Schools on the Brockport campus.

The School is proud to have five units: Nursing; Kinesiology, Sport Studies and Physical Education (KSSPE); Recreation and Leisure Studies; and two new units that came from the splitting of the Department of Health Science: Public Health and Health Education  and Healthcare Studies. Healthcare Studies also houses the Alcohol and Substance Abuse Studies program.

More than 2,000 students study in this School. Our graduates contribute to the health and well-being of the citizens of New York state and beyond. Alumni currently hold jobs as nurses and nurse practitioners, health and physical education teachers, coaches, substance abuse counselors, health care administrators, physical therapists, therapeutic recreation specialists, athletic trainers, public health practitioners, and exercise physiologists. They have gone on to some of the world’s premier postgraduate programs to further their studies. Brockport graduates connect to the world around them, working to make it a better, and healthier, place in which to live.

Students are our priority for the School of Health and Human Performance. Our faculty are committed to providing these students with the best education and training. The Brockport campus is a great place for students to learn to think, become creative, and be prepared for a professional career. I couldn’t be more proud of this phenomenal group of faculty and staff.

I am always available to visit with you. My office is in the Brown Building, Room 215. If you need to make an appointment, contact my Administrative Assistant, Pam Turner, at (585) 395-2350 or send her an email at

I’m coming to a School that has had a great legacy in the profession. I intend to maintain that legacy and to oversee new and creative programs and events to enhance our students' learning. I believe that the faculty and staff are truly ‘Changing the World, One Student at a Time.’

Dr. Kittleson, dean








Mark J. Kittleson, PhD

Last Updated 8/26/15