Students majoring 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.
Undergraduate Research (UR) is self-directed or -designed 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. To learn more, please visit the Undergraduate Research Program website.
These papers were published in the UNC Asheville Journal of Undergraduate Research.
- Gennie Bassett – Proposed Longitudinal Analysis of the Modulation of the Gut Microbiome Through Diet and Exercise for the Prevention and Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease, 2020
- Jasmine Cox – Variation in Peak Performance: Role of Mental Health and Body Composition, 2020
- Serena Sandiford – Emotional Responses to a Musical Performance, 2020
- Jonathan Stockwell – The Effects of Ambient Music and Theta Frequency Binaural Beats on State Anxiety and Interoceptive Awareness, 2019
- Elli Cole – Factors Affecting Student Satisfaction with University Mental Health Clinic, 2019
- Anja Mayr – The Effects of Coloring on Physiological and Behavioral Responses to Stress, 2017
- Grace King – Contraceptive Counseling among Female College Students, 2017
- Melissa Allen – Too Much with Too Little: Sugar and Artificial Food Dyes in Grocery Store Products Marketed To Children, 2015
- Elyse Howdershell – People, Palates, and Places: An Exploration of Urban, Suburban, and Rural Local Food Perceptions in the Mountain South, 2015
- Kelly Miller – Can Women’s and Men’s Health Magazines be Judged by Their Covers? Differences in Magazine Models and Headline Frames, 2014
- Nambi Ndugga – More than just Skin Deep: An Exploration into the Reasons Behind Skin Depigmentation, 2014
- Carolyn Bacchus – GOING LOCAL: Eat Smart, Move More NC Local Coalition Policy Study, 2013
- Kevin Rumley – Shifting the Research Paradigm: Exploring Community-Based Participatory Research and the Implications of Traditional Research Methods on African-American Populations, 2013
Community Engaged Scholars
The following papers were published in the UNC Asheville Journal of Service Learning.
- Gretchen Dettlinger – School Mindfulness and SportsTeams in Middle Schools, 2018
- Cheri Fleming – Keeping A Sense of Community: Archiving in theShiloh Community, Asheville, 2018
- Emilee Cantrell-Koregay – Helpmate’s ChildProtective Services Notebook: Paving the Way toward Comprehensive Navigationand Survivor Self-Advocacy, 2017
- Sydney Stradling – Child Protective Services Self-AdvocacyNotebook Project, 2017
- Leah Westendorf – Determining the Effectiveness of an Intervention Notebook for Domestic ViolenceSurvivors: A Community Partnership Between Buncombe County Family JusticeCenter, 2017
- Ella Ferguson – Art as Education: A Project to Increase Produce Consumption at the YMCA’s Healthy Living Pantry, 2016
- Sydney Mixon – Growing a Network: Surveying Community Gardens Within the Asheville Area, 2016
- Cody Bushong – Sustaining Healthy Living Programs in Our Community:Producing a Policies & Procedures Manual for the YMCA of WNC, 2015
- Margaret Jones – Wellness Superhero Challenge: Forging A Bridge Between Executives and Employees Through Wellness, 2015
- Rachel Ann Carson – Exploring Strategies to Address Obesity with Eat Smart, Move More North Carolina, 2014
- Susannah Crawford – The Exploring Food Project: Pre-testing Messages for a Healthy Food Campaign, 2014
- Emma Parish – Our Semester at Steadfast Home:Providing the Childcare Every Kid Wants, and Every Mother Deserves, 2014
- Hillary Murphy – Exploring Fruit and Vegetable Consumption with Buncombe County Department of Health and Human Services, 2013
- Sarah Tindall – Promoting Sexual Health through Effective Communication Materials, 2013