Research is a big part of the Texas A&M Dance Science Program. Both faculty and students conduct research studies. Dance Faculty have conducted research studies that include how different training styles affect dance performance, as well as how Pilates training affects dance performance. Faculty have presented at national and international conferences, including the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS) Annual Conference and the Performing Arts Medicine Association Conference (PAMA). Faculty members have been published in various national journals.
Dance program students have also conducted their own research studies. Students are able to apply for the Kay and Jerry Cox Undergraduate Research Scholars Program. Through this program, students receive funding to conduct research. The funding can be put toward research presentation submissions and travel for conferences. In the past, we have had students present at IADMS, attend the IADMS, PAMA and National Dance Society (NDS) conferences. Some of our students are published in national journals such as the NDS journal and the Texas A&M LAUNCH Explorations Journal.