Faculty members within the Department of Health and Human Performance have a wide net of collaborations including both on and off PBA’s campus. Research conducted by our faculty utilizes a multidisciplinary and collaborative approach in life-changing areas as cancer-related fatigue, depression, women’s health and obesity.

Current Projects

  • Role of exercise training on foot forces, pressures and overall balance in subjects suffering from cancer-related fatigue – Matthew J. Mitchell, Ph.D., Stephen Sylvester, D.P.T, Alison Austria), Tanner Young (Exercise Science major), Emily Headley (Exercise Science major)
  • Carotid artery intima-media layer thickness as an indicator of cardiovascular disease risk in college students – Nathan McBrayer (Exercise Science major), Chloe Ramdat (Exercise Science major), Matthew J. Mitchell, Ph.D.
  • Effect of locomotor training on balance, gait symmetry on muscle strength and fall reduction in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) – Alexis Brown (Exercise Science major), Alexis Sanquist (Exercise Science major), Tanner Young (Exercise Science major), Matthew J. Mitchell, Ph.D.
  • Genotype variants on depression-related behaviors and health indices – Matthew J. Mitchell, Ph.D.