History of FIT

In 2001, the Department of Kinesiology and Heath Education at the University of Texas opened the doors to FIT to serve the university and the general public, as well as enhance the education of UT students. FIT initially focused on conducting fitness assessments and today performs over 2,000 fitness evaluations a year.  In 2008, FIT expanded by offering nutritional services and created Get FIT, a 12 week group exercise and weight loss program. GET FIT is highly successful with approximately 500 participants each year at UT, UT Pickle Research Campus, and the Texas Medical Association.

From its inception, FIT has provided Research Services for the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education and other departments on campus. Our Research and Publications page give a few of the publications from these endeavors.