A state-of-the-art research space for the acquisition and analysis of human movement data. This lab is fully equipped with an 8-camera motion analysis system, dual-integrated force plates and wireless EMG. Current projects in the lab include those focused on the analysis of gait (walking/running) and the validation of various clinical assessment devices.
Motor Control Laboratory
A facility devoted to faculty and student research projects in the realm of sensorimotor control of movement. The lab includes the NeuroCom Balance Master for accurate and sensitive assessment of postural control in healthy and disabled individuals. Balance intervention tools also exist in the form of interactive video gaming technology. Studies are being conducted on the role of proprioceptive information in older adult balance performance as well as work assessing postural factors influencing upright standing.
Exercise Physiology Laboratories
The Kasch Laboratory, named after renowned Professor Emeritus Fred W. Kasch, contains several large treadmills and metabolic measurement systems, an environmental chamber, hydrostatic weighing tank, and an exercise biochemistry room. A focus of this lab is the acclimation of sweat glands to exercise in the heat. In addition, the Annex Exercise Physiology Laboratory also has a Bod Pod, several treadmills, Lode cycle ergometers, and several metabolic measurement systems including two portable wireless systems. This lab is shared with the nutrition faculty.
The (four) Foods and Nutrition Laboratories provide for all aspects of nutrition research from basic to applied sciences. Our laboratories accommodate a variety of experimental techniques to study molecular and physiological effects of nutritional variables in animal and human models. We have areas designed for molecular work, tissue culture, trace elements analysis, bone analysis, anthropometric and body composition assessments.
Exercise and Sports Psychology Laboratory
A multifunctional laboratory that is used for interviews, student-athlete consultations, graduate seminars, research observation, and experimental and computer-based work.