Virginia Commonwealth University is committed to bringing the resources of a research institution to bear on student learning opportunities. A key component of this commitment is engaging our undergraduate students in research activities with an outstanding faculty. To assist in this endeavor, the Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences is committed to enhancing VCU’s intellectual climate and developing a community of undergraduate scholars by promoting and facilitating the placement highly motivated students.
The university and department work under the apprentice model of undergraduate research which entails mentored inquiry, investigation, or exploration conducted by an undergraduate student that involves critical reflection and communication of results, and aims to make an intellectual or creative contribution to the discipline(s). These experiences may be done for credit (i.e., independent study), but are not required for the student to obtain his/her degree.