Departmental Research

The Health Studies Major is offered by the Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences in Temple’s College of Public Health. Students interested in gaining research experience are encouraged to discuss potential opportunities with faculty researchers and take part in the research being conducted in the many labs offered within the department.

The College of Public Health contains several research centers, labs and programs associated with public health disciplines. Labs and areas of faculty research focus for the Health Studies Major include the following.

Athletic Training

Athletic Training Division Laboratory

Occupational Therapy

  • Accessibility in medical devices and rehabilitation robotics interventions
  • Arts accessibility and inclusion
  • Community participation for individuals with autism spectrum disorders
  • Cultural and linguistic diversity among families of children with autism
  • Home- and community-based services

Physical Therapy

Recreational Therapy

Research in Temple’s College of Public Health

The College of Public Health is one of the most research-active colleges at Temple University. Research at the college is multidisciplinary and spans both discovery and translation.

Temple is an R1 institution of “highest research activity” as designated by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, placing it in the top 4% of all four-year educational institutions in the nation. Temple’s research enterprise distinguishes itself through its focus on community, and by using advances in technology to make a positive impact on people’s lives.