The College of Health Sciences has five academic departments that are the academic homes for our research faculty, graduate and undergraduate students. Here, scientists are able to collaborate within their own disciplines. The College has changed significantly over the years and is now home to academic units that address research and education issues related to health and wellness.
Kinesiology and Applied Physiology - Have research faculty focused on basic aspects of physiology, cardiovascular function, biomechanics, athletic training, motor coordination, and exercise science. Scientists in KAAP utilize basic, clinical and behavioral approaches toward human health.
Physical Therapy - Ranked 2nd in the nation by the U.S. News and World Report, the PT program has an outstanding research and education training program that address issues related to mobility, recovery after stroke, back pain, ACL injuries, orthopedics and muscular development. Scientists in PT utilize clinical, translational and basic sciences approaches to advancing health outcomes and comparative effectiveness.
Behavioral Health and Nutrition - Have research faculty who utilize behavioral and community-based approaches toward advancing healthcare, including motor coordination in children with autism, childhood obesity, aging, nutrition and dietetics and barriers to physical activity.
Medical Laboratory Sciences - Have research faculty who focus on medical diagnositics in cancer, diabetic neuropathy, immunology and infectious disease, as well as nanomedicine approaches to diagnostics and care. Scientists in MLS primarily utilize basic science approaches towards understanding how to diagnose disease and customize treatment programs (personalized medicine).
School of Nursing - Faculty utilize a team based approach in nursing research that address health monitoring and prevention; health services research and clinical management of chronic conditions. Scientists utilize a clinical and behavioral approach toward nursing science.
For more information on the faculty and their academic programs, please visit the department webpages.