The KU Work Group provides opportunities for doctoral training in applied behavioral science and community health and development. The KU Work Group's academic program is offered through the Department of Applied Behavioral Science. Some KU Work Group staff hold faculty appointments in the Department and teach courses and advise graduate and undergraduate students with interests in applied behavioral science and its application to issues in community health and development.
The doctoral training program operates according to a junior colleague model. Students work closely with their advisers, joining them in every aspect of professional development. This includes designing and conducting research, preparing manuscripts for presentation and publication, and presenting and publishing those manuscripts. Students typically work with one adviser in their area of interest (e.g., community health and development).