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Research opportunities

Work with the experts

Our professors have professional training and educational backgrounds in a variety of fields. What does this mean to you as a student in the program? For one, you'll have the opportunity to draw upon a wide range of expertise areas during your studies. And if you want to get really involved, you might find yourself helping one of our faculty members with his or her research project.

Some of the research being conducted by our faculty members:

  • program design and assessment
  • volunteerism
  • community development
  • risk prevention
  • HIV/AIDS
  • chronic disease
  • work-life balance
  • leisure-based responses to chronic stress
  • parenting practices associated with adolescent leisure
  • leisure and marginalized populations
  • leisure and older women
  • leisure and aging
  • social gerontology
  • leisure and home-based business owners
  • work relationships and their impact upon health and leisure
  • levels of access and usage of the Internet and the effect upon learning and leisure
  • multiculturalism and leisure
  • poverty and implications for leisure
  • youth and leisure
  • spirituality in health and evidence-based practice