College of Human Sciences Research Focus Areas

Diversity and social responsibility

STEM education



Personal financial literacy

Functional foods and packaging

Outcomes-driven education

Food safety and quality

Nutrition, lifestyle, and health in early-life

Prevention and mitigation of Type 2 Diabetes

Community education for health and food safety

Green and sustainable food and biomaterials processing technologies

Adolescent/youth development

Adult development and aging

Family studies

Family policy

Family economic well-being and financial planning

Health and well-being

Infant and child development

Lifespan development

Applied motor development


Exercise biochemistry

Exercise metabolism

Exercise physiology

Exercise psychology

Fitness-wellness teaching


Molecular biology and immunology

Motor control and learning research

Physical activity epidemiology

Physical activity and health promotion