The human body is an amazing machine...
so is our teaching body


At HHP, we collaborate as an academic community to enrich lives, influence healthy living and enhance human performance. Since the college was founded in 1946, HHP faculty have consistently been on the leading edge of important and emerging health-related issues

Some of the areas where we’re doing research include:

  • Addictive behavior and substance abuse
  • Examining beneficial therapy techniques for Parkinson's Disease and other physiological and cardiovascular disorders
  • America's obesity epidemic from all perspectives, to help guide prevention and policy
  • Discovering the role and impact of leisure activities, tourism and sport on individuals and the environment

Applied Physiology & Kinesiology

Cardiovascular & Muscle Physiology — Learn how exercise can prevent loss of muscle function and reverse heart and circulatory disease. Study how disease, aging and disuse can affect muscles.

Motor Behavior, Biomechanics & Rehab Neuroscience — Learn how muscles and the brain work together to improve performance and neurological impairments like Parkinson’s disease and stroke.

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Health Education & Behavior

Health Education & Behavior

In the Department of Health Education & Behavior, our researchers aim to bridge the gap between scientific knowledge and public understanding of individual and community health and promote behavior change that leads to healthier lifestyles and beneficial health outcomes. Some specific research topics include Community Science & Digital Health, Substance Abuse Research, Health Literacy and Equity, Physical Activity and Obesity.

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Tourism, Recreation & Sport Management

Sport Management — Lead and develop sports-related businesses and enterprises that are socially responsible, inclusive and effective.

Tourism Management — Help destinations, exotic and domestic, develop new tourism opportunities.

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