Research Project at Exercise Science Research Center


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$97.7 Million Awarded
in the Last Five Years
Eight Research
Labs and Centers
2019 Awards by Funding Type 2019 Awards by Department

Adventure Therapy Lab

The lab produces research and publications in mental health and school settings with workshops, training and supervised experiences. The program prepares mental health professionals to apply adventure therapy in working with at-risk populations at various developmental levels.

Office of Education Policy

The OEP provides national, state and regional education research to support state lawmakers and educators in decision-making in PK-12 education in Arkansas. It seeks to bridge the gap between research and practice with newsletters, policy briefs, web-based resources and consultation.

Exercise Science Research Center

The ESRC is a student-centered facility with a dual purpose of research and education, featuring prominent faculty in exercise physiology. The center’s mission is to serve as a multidisciplinary unit for research on health, exercise and performance through educational outreach programs.

Integrative Muscle Metabolism Laboratory

The lab examines the regulation of metabolic functions in skeletal muscle in disease conditions and the potential corrective effects of exercise and lifestyle physical activity on skeletal muscle metabolic impairments. It also serves as training for graduate and undergraduate students for biomedical research.

National Lab for the Study of the College President

The lab provides national direction for college leaders with research and leadership through policy briefings, publications, workshops, grant writing and hosting speakers. The NLSCP is directed by former University of Arkansas Chancellor and current Professor of Higher Education G. David Gearhart.

Office of Play Therapy Research and Training

Play Therapy offers graduate level coursework to students enrolled in the Counselor Education degree program, enabling them to become registered play therapists or registered play therapist supervisors. Students can conduct research in the field to support effectiveness as well as gauge treatment options.

Office for Sport Concussion Research

The office was established in 2014 to improve — through education, research and outreach — the standard of care for athletes with sport-related concussion. It advances partnerships with youth sports organizations, high schools and other academic and medical institutions across Arkansas and nationwide.

Office for Studies on Aging

Since 1999, the OSA advocates to enhance quality of life across the life span, facilitates better interface between the university and community to address the needs of older adults, promotes interdisciplinary research, supports interdisciplinary gerontology education, and creates opportunities for service to an aging population.


Publications 2014-2018