Faculty Research

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Research is focused on improving health and well-being across the lifespan with college-wide research initiatives in the areas of aging and disability. Many faculty members have been chosen to receive the highest honors accorded in their fields. Research in the College is coordinated and supported by the Center on Health, Aging, and Disability, an interdisciplinary research center that identifies innovative research themes and provides research support to faculty in AHS.

An indication of significant faculty research activity is the high percentage of AHS faculty serving as Principal Investigators. Additionally, many research projects have been featured in the media and on the web.


  • Department of Kinesiology and Community Health focuses on all aspects of health, rehabilitation, and human movement across the lifespan.
    KCH Research
  • Department of Recreation, Sport and Tourism research topics include psychology, sociology; marketing, economics; geography, rehabilitation; communication, leisure behavior; health and wellness, and natural resources.
    RST Research and Extension
  • Department of Speech and Hearing Science faculty specialize in the study of receptive and productive aspects of oral and alternative communication and communication disorders. Research laboratories and clinics are dedicated to improving all aspects of interpersonal communication.
    SHS Research