If you're an undergraduate SPHHP student, you can participate in mentored research for credit. Students who take part in the undergraduate research experience program are matched with a research mentor and have opportunities to be involved in their research activities.
How many credits can I sign up for?
You can sign up for one to six credits. Each credit requires a 40-hour commitment with a work schedule determined in collaboration with the mentor.
How is the course graded?
The course is graded pass/fail.
Can I count 498 credits toward my major or minor requirements?
Nutrition and Exercise Science majors and minors can count up to four credits toward their major or minor requirements. For all other majors, 498 credits do not count toward your major or minor requirements.
What should I expect to do?
Undergraduate research assistants are often involved in tasks such as data collection, data entry and cleaning, transcription, qualitative coding and literature review. Sometimes these tasks are repetitive, but they are fundamental to research. As you become more familiar with these tasks, you may be asked to take on a wider range of responsibilities. In addition to taking part in research activities, you will complete an online research ethics training and write a summary of the research and your involvement in it.
How will I match with a mentor?
To help match you with a research mentor, the application asks for a brief summary of your research/career interests. You will also upload your resume/CV. While we cannot guarantee your choice, we will take into account your preferences and interests when matching you with a mentor. After submitting an application, you will be matched with a mentor.
When will I match with a research mentor?
Matches are made on a rolling basis; the earlier you submit your application the greater chance you have of matching with a particular project. The mentor will have two weeks to reach out and to decide to offer you a spot in their research group. They may ask to interview you or ask you for references. Responding to these requests as quickly as possible is important because the matching process must be completed in two weeks.
How can I apply to the program?
You should complete this application.
Applications are not accepted after the following dates:
Fall semester: August 1
Spring semester: January 2
Summer: May 1
If you would like to recruit students to work with you please complete this form. The project coordinator will be in touch to discuss the matching process.