Lab Facilities

The Exercise Science laboratory courses provide students with well-designed experiences to develop valuable hands-on practical skills, critical-thinking, and teamwork abilities.  In addition, the exercise physiology lab course offers unique empathy labs simulating COPD and obesity, which allow students to understand the changes in physiological response associated with these health conditions.

The clinical exercise physiology lab is equipped with a wide variety of screening and testing equipment.  Students become proficient in assessing and interpreting heart rate and rhythm, blood pressure, anthropometric measurements, body composition, capillary lactate and blood glucose sampling, ECG administration, cardiorespiratory fitness testing, and musculoskeletal screenings and assessments.  Students also have the opportunity to become involved in faculty-mentored research projects as well as service learning opportunities to work with members of the campus and greater community.

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Clinical Exercise Physiology Lab

  • Trackmaster treadmills
  • Monark cycle ergometers
  • ParvoMedics metabolic carts w/resting metabolic hood
  • Burdick ELI 280 electrocardiograph
  • Huntleigh dopplers
  • Alere Cholestech LDX Analyzer
  • Life/form blood pressure arm
  • Life/form body fat vests and weighted vests
  • Life/form COPD simulation kit
  • And, a wide variety of other health screening and fitness testing equipment
Clinical Exercise Physiology Lab

Musculoskeletal Evaluation and Therapeutic Intervention Lab

  • Force platform
  • Biodex balance system
  • EMG and nerve conduction study unit 
  • E-stim/ultrasound machine
  • Functional Movement System
  • Y-Balance Test
  • Evaluation tables
  • Training stairs
  • And, a wide variety of assistive devices, rehab equipment, and evaluation tools
Musculoskeletal Evaluation and Therapeutic Intervention Lab