College of Public Health and Human Sciences
206 Women's Building
Corvallis, OR 97330
Fax: 541 737-6613
- School of Biological and Population Health Sciences
- IMPACT: Individualized Movement & Physical Activity for Children Today
- Exercise and Sport Science
- Movement Studies in Disability
Do you want to be more physically active but have limited mobility?
One of our current research projects is a collaborative effort with Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, which involves delivering an eight-week intervention aimed at increasing the physical activity behaviors of individuals with a mobility disability.
Being physically active is oftentimes challenging as we are faced with many barriers such as low energy, bad weather, limited resources, and a lack of support from friends and family. The program, which is being run at the Health Promotion for People with Disabilities lab on the Oregon State campus, aims to help participants become more active by teaching goal-setting, self-reward, problem solving, and social support skills.
Download a flyer (pdf) with more information on how to participate.
I’m currently serving as co-director with Dr. J.K. Yun on two training grants (master’s personnel preparation grant and doctoral leadership grant) through the Office of Special Education Programs to prepare future professionals to work with individuals with disabilities.
I’m also a co-principal investigator (with Laurel Kincl in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences) on a project funded by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health through the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center. The project involves creating an online wellness program for individuals with a disability who are trying to get back into the workplace. Laurel and I named the program “Be Active, Work Safe” as it focuses on improving the physical activity and workplace safety behaviors of individuals with a disability. The project is the first step I have taken into online wellness programs, and it’s one I’m excited about, as we may be able to improve the health of a wider group of individuals with disabilities.
- EXSS 444/544 Adapted Physical Activity Syllabus (pdf)
- EXSS 547 Inclusion in Physical Activity Syllabus (pdf)
- EXSS 550 Health Promotion for People with Disabilities Syllabus (pdf)
- IMPACT: Physical Activity Program
- Movement Studies in Disibility program
- Multiple Sclerosis Exercise Clinic
Associate Professor in Exercise and Sport Science in the School of Biological and Population Health Sciences in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences. Dr. Driver earned his doctorate in Adapted Physical Activity at the University of Virginia, and he comes to OSU from a faculty position at the University of North Texas.Physical activity program IMPACTs the lives of children with special needs