A student performs testing on another student who is riding a stationery bike.
A student conducts performance testing on another student who rides a stationery bike.
Students observe a participant who runs on a treadmill in the lab.
Student and faculty adjust the computer tracking system as a participant runs on the treadmill.
A student conducts testing on another student who is inside a BodPod in the human performance lab.
From the Classroom to the Lab

The Human Performance Lab provides students with the opportunity to get hands-on experience on our campus. Experiential learning thrives in this environment as students conduct research with the guidance of faculty members.

The Human Performance Lab is home to a variety of resources, tools, and equipment that students and faculty members utilize to conduct research on all aspects of wellness and performance. Equipment includes the following.

  • Velotron bike
  • Treadmill
  • Two metabolic systems
  • Accupower force platform
  • Keiser Power Rack machine
  • Keiser Performance Trainer

Biochemistry Lab

The biochemistry laboratory has an impressive list of the latest equipment for processing, storing, and analyzing biological samples collected by students and faculty members during wellness and exercise research. The equipment available to students and faculty members includes the following.

  • Refrigerated centrifuge
  • Microcentrifuge
  • -20 and -80 degree (C) freezers
  • Electronic pipettes
  • Wet and dry incubators
  • Spectrophotometer
  • Plate reader
  • Automated plate washer
  • LDL Lipoprint System for the quantification of LDL particles within seven subclasses