The College of Education and Health Professions has received over $100 million in research funding in the past five years. Our faculty are nationally known for their scholarly work and their research has practical implications for improving the everyday lives of Arkansans and beyond. COEHP has nine research labs and centers and faculty study everything from sport concussion to aging well to play therapy treatment options for children.

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Labs & Centers

Adventure Therapy Lab

The lab, within the Counselor Education and Supervision degree program, both conducts research and provides service in mental health and school settings.

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Augmentative and Alternative Communication Lab

The lab develops and evaluates instructional strategies and technologies for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities — such as autism spectrum disorder and Down syndrome — with limited speech.

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Office for Education Policy

The OEP provides current national, state and regional education research to support state lawmakers and educators in thoughtful decision-making in PK-12 education in Arkansas.

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Exercise Science Research Center

This multidisciplinary unit in the Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation serves to initiate and conduct research focusing upon health, exercise and performance.

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Cachexia Research Laboratory

The lab, part of the Health, Human Performance and Recreation Department, serves as a training ground for biomedical research.

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National Lab for the Study of the College President

This unit of the Higher Education degree program conducts research and provides leadership on the study of the American college president. It provides direction through policy briefings, publications, workshops, grant writing and hosting speakers.

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Office of Play Therapy Research and Training

Students can learn in a state-of-the-art playroom as well as conduct research in the field. As a designated provider for the Association for Play Therapy, the office also provides workshops throughout the year for students and mental health professionals seeking certification.

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Office for Sport Concussion Research

The unit, within the Exercise Science Research Center, works to improve, through education, research and outreach, the standard of care for athletes with sport-related concussion. Its emphases include gathering data from area high school and collegiate players as well as educational outreach.

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Office for Studies on Aging

This unit of the Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation advocates for policies and practices enhancing quality of life across the life span, facilitates communications between the university and community on the needs of older adults, promotes interdisciplinary research and supports interdisciplinary education in gerontology at the university.

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