Angela Coppola

Angela Coppola , Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Health Sciences, Co-Director, Applied and Community Research Center


Fall Courses

  • Introduction to Exercise Science (HPER-P 212)
  • Foundations of Health Education (AHLT-H 325)
  • Health Program Planning (AHLT-H 477)

Spring Courses

  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics (AHLT-H 322)
  • Cultural Issues in Health Education (AHLT-H 333)

Research and Internship Opportunities: Community Health and Activity Promotion Lab

Are you an undergraduate student interested in a health promotion internship or research study as part of your Bachelor of Health Sciences degree? Specifically, do you have an interest in creating relationships and health-related programs with community members and organizations, and learning from community members in the process? There are opportunities for you to engage in research and internship projects that provide a space for these types of experiences.

The Community Health and Activity Promotion Lab (CHAPL) is coordinated by Dr. Angela M. Coppola, an Assistant Professor in the Division of Allied Health Sciences at Indiana University Kokomo. The purpose of this lab is to build community health and physical activity research and programming agendas with diverse communities in Indiana, providing an opportunity for students to engage in the development and implementation of health research and programs in the process. CHAPL values partnerships and relationship-building with community members to ensure relevant and respectful health-based research and programming. We have partnerships with daycare, school, and various state and local healthcare and service communities, including the Indiana State Department of Health. Thus, by engaging in CHAPL projects, students will have the opportunity to network with partners, build relationships and programs, and acquire the necessary research and communication skills to be a quality health promoter. Please contact Dr. Coppola (; 765-455-9569) to hear about the current CHAPL projects, and opportunities to develop and conduct your own undergraduate research program with the CHAPL group. 

For research studies, compensation might be available through one of Dr. Coppola’s grants or the Undergraduate Research Program. A research project could lead to presentation at conferences in North America. Contact me at for further details.