Health, Exercise Science, and Recreation Management

School of Applied Sciences, University of Mississippi

Health and Sport Analytics Laboratory


The Health and Sport Analytics Laboratory, directed by Dr. Minsoo Kang, is focused on application of measurement theory, mathematical/statistical model, research design, and computer/technology in the area of health, exercise science, and sport/recreation. The lab supports faculty led research projects and provides research opportunities for students in the HESRM department.

Along with faculty members, this lab is comprised of doctoral students who choose an Analytics cognate from various emphasis areas. They receive educational training and offer statistical consulting services to other students and faculty. In addition to statistics, lab fellows consult on and train clients in measurement issues as well as research design. Additionally, the lab provides an annual statistics workshop for students and faculty, so stay tuned for the event updates.

In addition to statistical consulting and training, the lab offers specialized assistance in advanced measurement and statistical analyses by using various software programs. Topics supported include: descriptive statistics, hypothesis testing, power analysis, T tests, chi-square tests, ANOVA, regression, item analysis, data mining, meta-analysis, structural equation modeling, conjoint analysis, and big data analysis. Software programs supported include: data analysis (CODA, GENOVA, SAS, SPSS, WEKA, AMOS, Mplus, R, Stata, Python), power analysis (G*power), general (Microsoft Excel), psychometrics (Facets, Winsteps, Iteman), meta-analysis (CMA), and conjoint analysis (Sawtooth).

The Health and Sport Analytics lab also collaborates with several internal and external partners on research projects and provides with consulting services for big data analysis, program evaluation, tool development and validation, and measurement and statistical analysis. Currently, the lab has engaged with the following partners:

  • Sanford Research in US
  • Center for Sports and Performance Analytics in Korea
  • Center for Global Sport and Recreation Studies in Hong Kong
  • Institute of Child Nutrition (UM)
  • Center for Health and Sport Performance (UM)

Lab Faculty/Students


Minsoo Kang, Ph.D., Minjung Kim, Ph.D., & Taeyeon Oh, Ph.D.

Postdoc Research Fellow

Heontae Kim, Ph.D.,

Graduate students

Seungho Ryu, M.S., Han Soo Kim, M.S.