Research as an Undergrad

Become a Research Assistant, and Build Your Résumé

We encourage motivated undergraduate students to get involved with departmental research. Undergraduate research assistants have the opportunity to participate in human subject recruitment, data acquisition, and data analysis.

Some research assistant positions are paid; however, the greatest benefit is the significant hands-on experience students gain while working alongside faculty. Assisting in a research lab is a particularly effective way to distinguish yourself and get an edge up during the application process for medical school, a physical therapy program, or another type of graduate program.

In addition, some of our top undergraduate students have been able to add published research to their résumés!

How do I sign up?

You will be introduced to available undergraduate research options, and the process for getting involved, when you take your introductory kinesiology courses (KIP 1000 or KIP 1010).

In the Department of Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology, we don’t just disseminate knowledge—we create new knowledge. Inquire about undergraduate research assistantships today, and participate in the scientific breakthroughs of tomorrow.