Dingle Standard BearerWelcome to the UAB School of Health Professions Undergraduate Research and Honors Programs page. Here, you will find information on undergraduate research and honors opportunities offered by the School of Health Professions; as well as tools for finding project mentors.

Visit our Toolkit for useful links for finding a research mentor. Also, checkout our announcements for current information on research opportunities within the School of Health Professions and across campus.

Undergraduate Research


Put the classroom into action by participating in health professions undergraduate research

The UAB School of Health Professions ranks third nationally among health profession schools in National Institutes of Health funding. We house several nationally prominent research centers. Through our mentoring processes, you have the unique opportunity to participate in components of these research programs. In addition to working with researchers on our faculty, SHP undergraduate students have participated in cutting edge research being conducted across the UAB campus.

As a SHP undergraduate researcher, you have opportunities for:

  • individual mentored research experiences
  • team-based research experiences that bring to life the inter-professional health care team in a community service setting that culminates in a certificate in undergraduate research
  • earning elective credit in your major by participating in research

Contact Dr. Ted Bertrand, Assistant Dean of SHP Undergraduate Research, fbrtrnd@uab.edu.


Undergraduate Research Curriculum Offerings

Research Technician Certificate

  • HRP200 Responsible conduct of Research (0 hr)
  • BMD 300 Lab Methods in Biotechnology I (2 hr)
  • BMD 380 OR HCM 460 Research Methods (3 hr)
  • HCM 350 Medical Terminology  (3 hr)
  • HCM 360 Statistics for Managers  (3 hr)
  • HRP 405 Team-Based Problem Solving in the Health Professions  (2 hr)
  • *HRP 415 Mentored Research in the Health Professions (6 hr)
  • HRP 475 Special Topics in Health Services or Clinical Research (2 hr)

*Students must complete 6 hours of HRP415 spread over a minimum of two semesters in order to complete the certificate.

Research 04Individual Mentored Research Experience

  • HRP 200 Responsible Conduct of Research (0 hr)
  • HRP 415 Mentored Research in the Health Professions (1-6 hr)

Undergraduate Team Research Certificate

Fall Semester 1

  • HRP 200 Responsible Conduct of Research (0hr)
  • HRP 405 Team Based Problem Solving in the Health Profession (2 hr)

Spring Semester 1 and Summer or Fall semester 2

  • HRP 415 Mentored Research in the Health Profession (1-6 hr)

The certificate is a team-based experience. Students who complete HRP 200, HRP 405, and 6 hours of HRP 415 with their team will receive a School of Health Professions certificate in undergraduate research.