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The College of Education engages in research that advances education, human development, health, and policy. Supported by contracts and grants, we are dedicated to learning and teaching and the education of individuals throughout the lifespan across all segments of society. Our discoveries infuse the state of Georgia and beyond with new ideas and resources.

The College's research efforts enrich the course content for our students, allowing us to provide cutting-edge ideas to the next generation of practitioners, scholars and leaders in the diverse fields of learning, teaching and individual development. Through our commitment to excellence in research, teaching and service, we work to address the needs of communities on the local, national, and international levels.

To learn more about our research and externally funded projects, please view the College Centers and active proposals listed below.

Grant Support Services

Research Labs

Athletic Training Lab

Host to both undergraduate and graduate courses in the diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries including orthopedic evaluation, general medical evaluation, therapeutics, rehabilitation, and manual therapy.

Biomechanics Lab

Equipped for investigating how human movement and body tissues are affected by mechanical physics and engineering principles, research in the lab focuses on performance improvement, injury prevention and assessment, and sport-related concussion.

Body Composition and Metabolism Lab

Creating and disseminating knowledge regarding the importance of habitual physical activity/exercise and appropriate nutrition for optimal body composition as it relates to health status, with a special interest in aging and women's health across the lifespan.

Cognition and Skill Acquisition Lab

Designed to conduct theory-based research that examines the effects of physical activity on cognitive function, our studies involve electromyography, electroencephalography, and event-related potentials.

Cognitive-Communication Rehabilitation Lab

The Cognitive-Communication Rehabilitation Lab serves adults and adolescents with traumatic brain injury or concussion.

Exercise Psychology Lab

Outfitted for research that focuses on the effects that physical activity have on mood, emotional responses and stress, our researchers also look at the effects exercise has on cardiovascular health.

Integrative Cardiovascular Physiology Lab

The Integrative Cardiovascular Physiology Laboratory examines vascular function, with an emphasis on the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases.

Movement Studies Lab

The Movement Studies Lab investigates movement and strength development in children and adults.

Non-Invasive Exercise Muscle Physiology Lab

This 1,500-square-foot lab is dedicated to the development of new noninvasive methods of measuring skeletal muscle and blood vessel function. These methods are then applied to the study of how activity and inactivity influence the health of people with chronic diseases and injuries.

Physical Activity Measurement Lab

The Physical Activity Measurement Laboratory specializes in the measurement of physical activity among diverse populations. We also can also provide help in selecting appropriate self-report measures of physical activity.

Sport Instruction Research Lab

Offering hands-on research and skills-building for future teachers and coaches in sports, physical education and physical activity. Students take on research related to education and methods of teaching sport, while graduate students get hands-on training for future advanced study in sport teaching methods.

UGA Concussion Research Laboratory

The UGA Concussion Research Laboratory is equipped to examine concussed patients from a variety of campus and community referral resources.