Departments & Centers
Applied Health Science
The Department of Applied Health Science has a longstanding commitment to scholarly inquiry in a broad spectrum of areas emphasizing health promotion and prevention of health problems. Research and creative activity in the department include both basic and applied work in intervention program planning and development, program evaluation, and evaluation research as well as examination of lifestyle and health behaviors related to nutrition; exercise; stress; alcohol, tobacco, and other drug abuse; individual development and family health; communicable disease (including HIV); human sexuality, health disparities, and other critical issues. Faculty and students engage in a variety of scholarly dissemination activities, including preparation of articles, textbooks, technical reports, and other publications and regularly present scholarly papers at regional, national, and international conferences. Numerous faculty members have received professional recognition and major awards for their scholarly productivity.