Parker University recognizes May as National Fitness and Sport Month with its human strength and performance programs and state-of-the-art ParkerFit facility



The new ParkerFit facility at Parker University.

The new ParkerFit facility at Parker University.

Dallas, Texas, May 19, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Each May, the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition (PCSFN), within the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP), supports and promotes National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. National Fitness and Sport Month recognizes how physical activity improves fitness and reduces stress. Physical activity helps people reduce their risk of developing certain chronic diseases and can help reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression. Sport helps young people stay active and develop leadership skills, better time management and relationship skills. Parker University aims to promote health through fitness and sport with its mastery in human strength and performance and its new ParkerFit facility.

ParkerFit provides students and staff with innovative exercise solutions

ParkerFit, located on the Parker University campus, is a new 21,000 square foot activity facility. ParkerFit Center includes group fitness studio, cardio area, exercise equipment area, functional fitness area, human strength and performance lab, indoor turf track, freedom climber, locker rooms, saunas, flat-screen TVs and projectors, outdoor sports fields and outdoor exercise areas. ParkerFit also runs an intramural program, the annual Chiro Games, and group and functional fitness classes.

ParkerFit Sports and Recreation Coordinator Amber Cedillos says, “ParkerFit knows that integrating physical activity into your daily life can lead to overall improvements in health, both physical and mental. We offer a wide variety of training equipment to meet the diverse interests of Parker University students and employees in exercise techniques. Ms. Cedillos continues, “We support healthy daily activity by sharing workout ideas on social media and creating fitness challenges throughout the year. We welcome and encourage participation in physical activity, regardless of fitness level or experience, by offering group classes led by qualified coaches. We continue to develop our facilities and programs to meet ever-changing trends in fitness while maintaining high standards of evidence-based application. “

You can find out more about ParkerFit and its unique offerings at

Master in Strength and Human Performance from Parker University

Parker University’s Master of Science in Human Strength and Performance provides an in-depth study of evidence-based research in human physiology, biomechanics, and metabolism to improve health, function, and physical performance. The mission of the program is to prepare graduates to apply research to promote health, improve physical performance, and prevent sports injuries. Students participate in advanced research and strengthen their knowledge and application of exercise science.

Dean of Human Health and Performance Tammy Fogarty, Ph.D., RD, shares, “The field of exercise science not only promotes health and athletic performance, but also helps sufferers. functional disorders and chronic diseases. A degree in human strength and performance is a sound career choice for anyone fascinated by body mechanics and interested in learning techniques that improve athletic ability and performance. The field of exercise science has broad applications in movement, exercise, rehabilitation, health promotion, and nutrition to serve diverse populations.

Learn more about Parker University’s Strength and Human Performance degrees at

Parker University is proud to offer a variety of initiatives and programs that help promote health and wellness through fitness and sport. To learn more about National Fitness and Sport Month, visit

About Parker University

Parker University, the fourth fastest growing college in Texas and the fastest growing college in Dallas, was founded in 1982 by Dr. James William Parker (formerly Parker College of Chiropractic). Today, Parker University has more than 1,800 students and 34 university programs, including its renowned chiropractic program, as well as master’s degrees in neuroscience, clinical neuroscience, human strength and performance, and functional nutrition. Currently, the Parker University chiropractic cohort is the second largest of any campus in the world.


CONTACT: Christine Perrenot Parker University



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