School of Natural & Social Sciences
HHPS: Undergraduate Research
Student research projects use scientific methodology to answer a salient research question and involve a review of literature, developing a unique research question, designing a study to answer the research question, recruiting and scheduling subjects for the study, collecting and analyzing data, and submitting an abstract for peer-review as well as developing a research poster for presentation. The goals of the research projects are to:
1. Promote student learning through critical thinking and active learning.
2. Develop competency using a variety of laboratory methods.
3. Develop an understanding and appreciation for the research process.
4. Encourage strong students with an interest in research to pursue graduate work in science related graduate programs.
5. Provide regional visibility for the Department of Health, Human Performance, and Sport as well as Wayne State College.
Under the direction and guidance of faculty in the Department of Health, Human Performance, and Sport, students are encouraged to collaborate with peers on a research project with the aim to present the results at a regional and/or national sports medicine meeting. This has been an ongoing activity among faculty and students in the Department of HHPS for the past 10 years and our students have received numerous awards and accolades in the process.
Click here to see information about recent student presentations.