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Definition: “Research is what drives science. It is our basis and understanding of learning and improving. As you hopefully become admitted into your health program, research will allow you to learn many concepts, procedures and knowledge regarding what we know today in modern science. Yet, all of that information was made possible by scientific study over years of time. Our learning has taken place thanks to research, as many dedicated individuals who always saw the need to build upon what we thought may have been the way of thinking through a topic or going about a procedure.

Although research is not always a requirement for admissions into professional health programs, it can serve as a meaningful and impactful experience to your admissions portfolio. Research is diverse and vast. Several different types of research exist outside a laboratory such as qualitative, quantitative, ethnographic, quasi-experimental, and much more.

Talk with faculty about research opportunities to learn how to participate!