HHP Ranks #1 in the Nation
Academic Analytics’ Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index, an independent ranking of doctoral programs in research universities across the country, ranked the Department of Health and Human Performance No. 1 among colleges and universities with health, physical education and recreation programs, based on their faculty’s 2007 scholarly productivity.
Rankings are based on the book and journal publications of faculty, along with their journal article citations and federally funded grants and honorific awards.
HHP researchers focus on a variety of critical subjects such as children’s health, tobacco and drug use, motor skills research applicable to astronauts, the elderly, spinal cord and Parkinson’s patients, and obesity through the Texas Obesity Research Center housed at HHP. In addition, the Laboratory of Integrated Physiology offers opportunities for the research and testing of muscle strength, motor coordination and motor performance testing, learning and memory assessment, and biochemical analysis of biological samples.