Research & Projects

Undergraduate Research & Community-Engaged Scholar Projects

Undergraduate Research (UR) is self-directed/designed, faculty-supportive, or collaborative academic work by an individual student or team of students that addresses a research question with the expectation of a scholarly or creative product intended for publication or presentation on or off campus. Students undertake this work with a faculty mentor for at least one academic term or intensive summer, through which students learn and assume their roles as researchers and creators. Students also may earn a distinction as an Undergraduate Research Scholar by presenting and publishing in the UNCA Journal of Undergraduate Research and being nominated by a faculty mentor.  To learn more, please visit the Undergraduate Research Program website. Community-Engaged Scholars also complete a paper for the UNCA Journal of Service Learning and present a poster at a UNCA Symposium, after completing a community-engaged project and service-learning courses.  To learn more, please visit the Key Center for Community Engagement website.

Students majoring and minoring in Health and Wellness Promotion participate in a wide variety of projects, including original research, writing informative and evidence-based papers, and giving presentations in their classes and in the community. Here are a few examples.

HWP Student Papers Published in the UNC Asheville Journal of Undergraduate Research:










HWP Student Presentations Recorded for Online UNCA Symposia:

Spring 2022

Spring 2021

Fall 2020

Spring 2020

Community Engaged Scholars

UNCA Student Papers Published in the UNC Asheville Journal of Service Learning:

Student presenting a project on a posterboard







Capstone Projects: Talks

Spring 2019

HWP 459 Capstone Spring 2019: J. Diesel “Trauma Releasing Exercises”

HWP 459 Capstone Spring 2019: S. Stovall “Racial Disparities in Substance Use Treatment”