Departments & Centers

Applied Health Science

Scholarly Inquiry

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 program planning and development; evaluation of the effectiveness of instruction; and examination of lifestyle and health behavior in relation to nutrition, exercise, stress, alcohol, tobacco, other drug abuse, individual development and family health, communicable disease, human sexuality, and related areas. In addition to research projects, faculty engage in a variety of other scholarly activities, including preparing articles, textbooks, and other publications. Faculty are frequently asked to present scholarly papers at regional, national, and international conferences.

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