Research Laboratories

Biomechanics and Sports Performance Laboratory

The Biomechanics and Sports Performance Laboratory is dedicated to the study of the kinematics and kinetics of human movement, including sport and clinical applications in the field of Kinesiology. The Biomechanics and Sports Performance Laboratory is utilized for facilitating learning with our undergraduate students in practical and research settings. Undergraduate students enroll in biomechanics laboratory course for demonstrations and other required courses that include data collection and analysis of human movement.

The laboratory is fully operational with the most current equipment and advanced technology in the field of Kinesiology. Typical assessments that are measured include gait, balance, vertical jump performance, sprint speed, bat speed, and multiple joint muscular forces.

Human Performance Laboratory

The Human Performance Laboartory is dedicated to the study of the effects of physical activity on the physiological systems of the human body. Here, students will receive hands-on experience working with various pieces of equipment that are used to assess individual’s physical fitness levels. Undergraduate students enroll in the exercise physiology laboratory course to gain hands on experience in data collection and data analysis. Upon completion of the course, our students will be equipped with the knowledge to work in both practical and research settings.

The laboratory is fully operational with the most current equipment and advanced technology in the field of Kinesiology. Typical assessments that are measured include, body composition, resting metabolic rate, and VO2 max. The Human Performance Lab Flyer includes pictures and a list of some of the equipment housed in the Human Performance Lab.