The School of Health Studies currently has two Centers, as indicated below.

Center for Nutraceutical and Dietary Supplement Research

The Center for Nutraceutical and Dietary Supplement Research is focused on the investigation of isolated ingredients and finished products that may be consumed by individuals for the purpose of improving aspects of physical health or performance. Various investigators spanning many disciplines work within the Center, all with an interest in nutrient science. The research in the Center is broad in focus and involves cell culture experiments, animal studies, and human clinical trials. For more information on the Center, please visit our website.

Human Performance Center

Dedicated to the applied science of human performance, Human Performance Center (HPC) completes research projects in collaboration with coaches and athletic trainers to improve athlete performance and athlete health.

With multiple PhD level specialists, the Center is staffed by a team of highly qualified scientists, each an expert in their given field. When combined, the results are a multi-skilled group who have the flexibility to find multiple solutions to applied challenges.

Our main role is developing bespoke, sport specific science solutions for Memphis Tigers athletes, coaches and athletic trainers. With a fully equipped physical performance testing laboratory highlighted by state-of-the-art physiological testing and multiple 3D movement analysis system systems, we pride ourselves on the ability to measure whatever is required to answer applied questions about human performance. We have the ability to measure performance both in the lab and in the field (or court) of play to ensure a scientific approach which produces practical outcomes for the athletes.

The Center has some limited capacity to provide similar scientific support to schools, teams and individuals, so feel free to explore our website to find out more about us. Use the contact us page to talk to us about how we can help your preparation, knowledge, training and performance.