The Department of Health & Kinesiology is home to 15 research labs, including 10 wet labs.
Research ranges from basic research in animals to applied human clinical research trials and translation of research findings to the public. This includes research on the genetic basis of physical activity, obesity/weight loss, diabetes, cancer, aging, bone loss, exercise rehabilitation, nutrition, sports medicine and human performance in children through elderly adults. In addition, our department has a focus on research eliminating health disparities and diversity in sport.
Research in the department is funded from the National Institutes of Health, American Heart Association, NASA, NCAA, Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas, foundations, and corporations like Curves International. Research being conducted by HLKN faculty, undergraduate students and graduate students is making a worldwide impact on improving quality of life.