Vision Statement

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We envision a world where individuals with disabilities and chronic health conditions have equitable opportunities to engage in movement-related behaviors that contribute to physical, mental, and emotional well-being. We believe that conducting research to understand movement-related disparities among persons with disabilities and chronic health conditions, evaluating research and programming data, and providing evidence-based training to in-service and pre-service professionals, is a critical avenue for the development of these opportunities.

Mission Statement

The Center for Movement, Health, & Disability (CMHD) is a training and research center housed within the Department of Human Movement Sciences (HMS) within the Darden College of Education and Professional Studies (DCEPS) at Old Dominion University. Its purpose is to engage in evaluating and understanding health disparities among persons with disabilities and other health conditions, and to implement research-based trainings/programs to enhance well-being among these populations. Efforts will be supported through external funding.

Focus 1: Research

Core faculty and graduate students will engage in rigorous, interdisciplinary research seeking to evaluate and understand health-enhancing behaviors.

Focus 2: Training

Core center faculty will utilize evidence obtained from research activities to contribute to pre-service and in-service professional training within the department and outside agencies.


Contact Center for Movement, Health & Disability Director Justin A. Haegele.