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Human Performance Lab - Exercise Science

As a result of the recent $49 million renovation, the Exercise Science program now enjoys a state-of-the-art human performance laboratory in which the faculty conduct research and teach. Listed below is a summary of our laboratory resources.

ParvoMedics Metabolic cart along with a Trackmaster Treadmill.

Exercise Physiology Lab Picture  

Biomechanical analysis equipment, including motion analysis software, high-speed cameras, and two force plates.


Biochemical analysis equipment, including a flow cytometer, multiple centrifuges, a microplate reader, an ultra-low freezer and refrigerator for blood sample storage, a YSI lactate analyzer, and an Analox GM-7 blood analyzer.

Flow Cytometerlactate ananyzerGM-7 Blood analyzer


Clinical exercise physiology equipment, including a Quinton Q 55 treadmill/exercise ECG and a Schiller resting ECG machine.

Quinton EKG and Treadmill


Schiller Resting EKG


The lab also contains three treadmills (in addition to the exercise ECG treadmill), seven Monark cycles, Wingate power analysis software, a multi-stack resistance training module, a Vacumed Mini-Vista CPX metabolic analysis system, and a wall-mounted monitor on which we project data to aid in teaching.

Drs. Lyons and Navalta
Dr. Lyons and Dr. Navalta preparing blood samples. 

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 Last Modified 9/24/14