The Department of Physical Therapy Education values evidence-based practice and is an active hub for research activity across various domains. Faculty and doctor of physical therapy students constantly perform research on topics of pediatrics, orthopedics, neuroscience, cardiopulmonary, sports, education, anatomy, physiology, biomechanics and others. Over the years, students and faculty have presented their research at various national and international conferences, have successfully published in peer-reviewed journals and secured both internal and external grants. Research within the department often involves community members as research participants.

The following are the research labs at Francis Center:

  • Human Performance Laboratory
  • Ultrasound Laboratory
  • Neuroscience Laboratory
  • Anthropometry Laboratory
  • Electrophysiology Laboratory
  • Metabolic Laboratory
  • Osteology Laboratory
  • Human Anatomy Laboratory
  • Biomechanics Laboratory