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Dr. Patty Hovis

TITLE:Associate Professor of Exercise Science
DEPARTMENT:Division of Science
LOCATION:Brower 109
SWU P.O. BOX:1876

Dr. Patty Dr. Hovis has significant higher education teaching experience, having taught several years at Polk Community College in Florida and as a graduate teaching assistant while pursuing her doctorate at UF. Her practical experience includes work at the UF health and fitness center and with outpatient rehab at Winter Haven Hospital. 


- Ph.D. in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology, University of Florida

- MS in Exercise and Sport Sciences, University of Florida