Within the Health Promotion program in the department of Health and Sport Sciences,
faculty pursue research devoted to the applied study of Health Promotion including
personal health and wellness, behavior change, and community programming and design.
Faculty members within HPRO secure external funding to support their research, and
their work is published in both national and international peer-reviewed journals.
PACE - Partnership for Active Community Environments (PACE) was a two year project funded
by a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). PACE was a participatory
based project focused on the incentives and barriers to building active community
Memphis Healthy U - Memphis Healthy U is an initiative that encourages students, employees, and visitors
to our campus to eat healthier, move more, and become tobacco free. HPRO faculty are
involved in the ongoing implementation of campus activities and events that promote
a healthy lifestyle.
GLITTER - Girls Learning Interrelated Techniques Targeting Environmental Risks (GLITTER)
is a home-based intervention implementing multi-systemic practices aimed at increasing
physical activity, improving diet quality, and attenuating BMI increase among pre-adolescent
girls who are at risk for becoming obese.
Memphis Grizzlies Family Fitness Challenge - The Family Fitness Challenge is a healthy lifestyle intervention and research study
sponsored by the Grizzlies as part of the Memphis Grizzlies Healthy Home Court initiative.
Four local families have been recruited to participate in this challenge that encourages
healthy eating and physical activity through partnerships with local dietitians and
fitness professionals at the YMCA.