• Students have the opportunity to collaborate with faculty members on a number of research projects. Some of the most interesting hands-on research features musculoskeletal injury mechanisms and injury prevention . Our state-of-the-art Human Performance Laboratory and small student-to-faculty ratio offer our students unique learning opportunities. Other research projects are exploring:
• The relationship between the built environment and
obesity in children and adults
• Methodologies to improve the measurement of
physical activity and food intake
Students of exercise science and health have the opportunity to be actively involved in research and service throughout their student career. Examples of some current student research includes:
- Working with older populations and balance issues
- A statewide initiative to measure body mass index in children
- The training effects of underwater treadmills on athletes
The Physical Education Building (PEB) is home to the Movement Sciences Department. The PEB facility has two full-size basketball courts, two dance studios and the only squash court on campus. The Human Performance Laboratory is also housed in the PEB. Students also have access to the athletic department’s underwater treadmill for research.
We also offer courses at the ASUI Kibbie Dome, the Swim Center, the Student Recreation Center, and various outdoor facilities across campus (tennis courts, Guy Wicks Field, Kibbie Sprint Turf, Dan O'Brien Track & Field).