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.
- 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.