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Research and Assessment

As University Recreation seeks to build the connection for learning and complimenting the academic mission of The University of Alabama, we believe that research that may relate to the significant number of students, faculty, staff and alumni/community that participate in our offerings can present a worthwhile environment for meaningful studies. 

We are pleased to announce that to better aid in the intake and timely review of research requests within our department, Dr. John Jackson, Manager of Fitness and Research for University Recreation, will be the staff contact for research investigation inquiries and requests. (Facility Usage Research Request Form) We work directly with the Institutional Review Board at The University of Alabama to ensure that compliance and approvals are conducted in accordance with all necessary policies and procedures. The Office of Research Compliance

University Recreation 2012-13 Operational Outcomes

1. Expected Outcome
As a result of access to programs, services and facility offerings through University Recreation, annual participation at the Student Recreation Center and Aquatic Center will increase by 5% each.

2. Expected Outcome
As a result of access to programs, services and facility offerings through University Recreation, as well as intentional programming and marketing efforts, participation in the following programs will increase by 5% each: Swim Lessons and Outdoor Recreation.

3. Expected Outcome
In order to increase efficiency and improve program visibility across campus, individual areas within University Recreation will participate in at least one internal (e.g. intramurals and group exercise) and one external (e.g. outdoor recreation and the counseling center) collaborative event.

4. Expected Outcome
As a result of professional development, inservices and various educational opportunities, University Recreation staff will be equipped to provide appropriate levels of counsel to a diverse student population and when necessary have the knowledge to direct students to available resources.

5. Expected Outcome
As a result of participation in University Recreation programs, services and facilities, patrons will exhibit a higher level of overall health and wellness.

Please continue to monitor this portion of our website as links to further assist research interests and information about collaborative research will be updated in the near future.

In the meantime, do not hesitate to contact Dr. George Brown, Executive Director, University Recreation @, or Dr. John Jackson, Manager of Fitness and Research @ should you have any questions.

Dr. George M. Brown, Executive Director
University Recreation


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