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Health Promotion



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.

Recent Projects

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 environments.

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.

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