Tiger Fit

HPSS Majors Club


Tiger-fit | A student-run organization centered on the goals of supporting HPSS Majors in their pursuit of careers in the health and fitness field, by providing meaningful information and practical experience to the public.


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 HPSS Tiger Fit


Our Mission

The students and faculty in the Human Performance and Sport Sciences Department (HPSS) purpose is to:

1. Build a strong relationship, life-long learning, and foster scholarly inquiry.

2. Provide an environment that encourages a fitness lifestyle to all students.

3. Build professional developmental skills.

4. Serve Tennessee State University, specifically in the Health and Fitness field.




HPSS Majors desiring to serve as members of TIGER FIT are expected to meet the following requirements:

1. Undergraduate students are required to be registered for and maintain a minimum of 12 semester hours.

2. No student who is under academic or social suspension from the institution shall be eligible to become or maintain the status of a member or officer of an organization.

3. Membership shall be open to HPSS Majors ONLY.

4. Membership fee of $10 per academic school year.

5. Each member must individually complete the minimum of 12 hours of community service each semester to remain active.


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Tiger Fit Partners:


Hadley Park Regional Center

Tennessee Titans

Sister Strut of Nashville

Martha O'Bryan Center

Glencliff High School

Overton High School

Easley Community Center

Tennessee State University Men's Basketball

Nashville CARES


MLK Day of Service

Truth Initiative 

Travecca Tower Retirement Center

Tennessee Public Health Association

Little Pantry That Could

St. Jude Rock N' Roll Marathon

Second Harvest of Middle Tennessee

NFL Draft

Park Avenue Elementary

Metro Parks

Wounded Warrior Project

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk

Pearl Cohn High School


Tiger Fit Club Advisors 

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Jennifer Brown, M.S. - Primary Faculty Advisor
Health and Wellness
Office: Gentry Center,  329
Telephone:  (615) 963-5599
Email me: jmayes4@tnstate.edu 
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Jason Smith, Ed.D.
Assistant Professor
Office: Gentry Center,  322
Telephone:  (615) 963-2114
Email mejsmith66@tnstate.edu 

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Poliala Dickson, Ph.D., CHES
Assistant Professor
Health Education and Health Promotion
Office: Gentry Center, 328
Telephone: (615) 963-5604
Email me:  pdickson@tnstate.edu



Tiger Fit Club Officers

Spring 2022 Officers

Jasmine Dickerson

Jasmine Dickerson - President
Hometown - Chicago, Illinois
Classification - Senior
GPA - 3.85
Joined Tiger Fit - Fall 2019
Favorite Event - The Little Pantry That Could


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Ra'Netta Moore - Vice President
Hometown- Chicago, Illinois
Classification - Freshman
GPA - 3.063
Joined Tiger Fit - Fall 2021
Favorite Event: The Little Pantry That Could and Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk



Kariya Jennings - Secretary
Hometown - Hyattsville, Maryland
Classification - Senior
GPA - 3.874
Joined Tiger Fit - Fall 2019
Favorite Event - Little Pantry That Could


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Rodga Laurius - Treasurer
Hometown - Miami, FL
Classification - Freshman
GPA - 3.813
Joined Tiger Fit - Fall 2021
Favorite Event - Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk