FAQs

Applying to a Program

For application procedures and requirements relating to your area of study, please visit your department website: Applied Physiology and Kinesiology, Health Education and Behavior or Tourism, Recreation and Sport Management. For general University of Florida graduate application procedures, click here.

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate assistantships are available through the individual academic unit. Stipend payments are determined by the employing academic unit. Interested students should contact their academic offices to discuss available assistantships.

Applicants should contact their academic office early to ensure they can apply by the deadline. Generally, applications should be sent to the academic unit chair before February 15 each year. Appointments are made on the recommendation of the academic unit chair and require admission to the Graduate School and the approval of the Dean of the Graduate School. Superior ability and promise are required. Reappointment to assistantships requires evidence of contining good scholarship

Funding Opportunities

The college of HHP awards over $36,000 in scholarships annually, in amounts ranging from $500 to $2,000. Scholarship applications are accepted during the Spring semester and funds are disbursed during the Fall semester. The Scholarship Committee will make recommendations on each merit-based scholarship based on applicant qualifications and donor-stipulated conditions. Students are eligible to apply for up to three scholarships, with a maximum of one scholarship awarded per student. To view important notes about scholarships, the application process, and a complete list of all graduate scholarships, click here.

The University of Florida Graduate School is also always looking to work with other academic institutions, government agencies and private foundations to fulfill its mission. The results of these relationships are graduate grant programs, which increase funding, educational and professional opportunities for you as a graduate student at the University of Florida. For more information on what current graduate programs are up to and have to offer you, click here.

Health Insurance

One of the most important decisions that you will need to make each semester is how to ensure that you have adequate health insurance. The University of Florida currently offers a student injury and sickness insurance plan that is available to undergraduate and unsupported graduate and international students. Enrollment is not automatic. If you would like to participate, you must enroll and pay the premium by the appropriate enrollment period deadline. The plan is administered by UnitedHealthcare StudentResources and underwritten by UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company. Details of the plan including prices, eligibility, effective dates, benefits, exclusions, any reductions and limitations, and the terms under which the coverage may remain in force are available by clicking here.

If you are a domestic or international graduate student on a Graduate Assistantship or Pre-doc Fellowship, you may be eligible for the GatorGradCare (GGC) program. GatorGradCare is an injury and sickness insurance plan underwritten by Florida Blue and created specifically for students on appointment as Graduate Assistants and Pre-Doctoral Fellows. Please visit GatorCare for more information about GGC and to determine if you are eligible. If you are eligible and choose to enroll in GGC, you will need to complete the enrollment process found on the web site indicated above by the enrollment period deadline.