Centers & Institutes

The College of Health & Human Performance is home to four research centers. Through these centers, faculty and researchers use state-of-the-art technology to collect data that help us understand people. We use this understanding to win the battle against addiction, improve the quality of life for those suffering from debilitating neurological, cardiovascular and muscular diseases and help span cultural divides through tourism and sport.

Center for Behavioral Economic Health Research

CBEHR provides an intellectual home for scholars, practitioners, community partners, and policy-makers from multiple disciplines to promote behavioral economic research that has a positive impact on individual & community health.


Center for Exercise Science

The primary goal of scientists in the CES is to improve human health by advancing knowledge through research.


Eric Friedheim Tourism Institute

As one of the leading tourism research institutes in the world, EFTI is involved in both applied and theoretic research, hosts workshops and training which support decision making in key areas of tourism management.


Institute for Coaching Excellence

The Institute for Coaching Excellence is committed to the education and development of athlete facing professionals who are responsible for training elite athletes and teams. We believe that educating coaches is a critical component of promoting athlete development and the sustainability of the coaching profession.