Prospective Students

Graduate Study

Do you want to be a part of decreasing health disparities through encouraging people to be physically active? Are you interested in studying the reciprocal relationship between the mind and the body? Do you want to do something about disease rates in Latino communities? Do you have an interest in promoting healthy aging? Then the Exercise Psychology Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Chicago might be for you.

Prospective Master or Doctoral students should contact Dr. David Marquez before applying to the program.

Undergraduate Opportunities

The work of the Exercise Psychology Laboratory cannot be completed without the assistance of undergraduates. You can do an independent study, honor’s thesis, or simply volunteer your time to get research experience. If you are interested, please contact Dr. David Marquez to schedule a meeting.

Undergraduate Reflections

“Being part of the BAILA research team was an awesome experience. I loved getting to know all of the graduate students as well as the URAs.”

“It just takes this experience to a whole other level, to have someone open up to you about his or her health and to know that you are working with a program that could benefit him or her.”

“It’s been a very rewarding experience working with so many goal-oriented individuals passionate about the health of our community.”

“Working in this lab, has also served as a constant reminder of the struggles our Hispanic comunity faces on a daily basis as well as a reminder as to why health dipsparities research, such as Dr. Marquez’s is relevant and important.”

“I believe working in research has helped me with time management, patience and a larger appreciation for the well-being of the older population the study is involved with.”