Human Performance Lab

Professor & Students in the Human Performance Lab on TreadmillThe Human Performance Lab, located in Room N168 at the Center for Healthcare Education, is utilized to conduct activities to demonstrate the effects of exercise primarily on the cardiopulmonary and musculoskeletal systems. Examination of aerobic capacity, anaerobic capacity, body composition, pulmonary function, cardiac function and muscular strength and power are among the lab activities conducted. The equipment in the lab allows students and faculty to thoroughly assess fitness for the purpose of baseline testing, preliminary diagnostic screening and exercise prescription. Outcome data is collected for the Pioneer Performance Center and the University Athletics program. Members of the community engaged in competitive and recreational physical activity are also assessed. The laboratory is equipped with the following testing devices:

  • Body Composition Analysis
  • Woodway Desmo Human Performance Treadmill
  • Strength, Power & Flexibility
  • Agility Testing & Training
  • Blood, Lactate and Lipids Measurement
  • Pulmonary Function and Oxygen Saturation
  • Free Weights and Resistance Tubing

Motion Analysis Laboratory

Students with Professor in the Motion Analysis Lab doing push-upsThe Motion Analysis Laboratory, located in Room N164 at the Center for Healthcare Education, serves as the clinical facility for the Pioneer Performance Center, teaching laboratory, and space for collaborative research projects within the Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Science. The laboratory is equipped with the following contemporary equipment and software necessary to measure the dynamics of human movement from both a normal and pathological perspective:

  • 10-camera Qualysis OQUS hi-resolution 3-D motion analysis system
  • Qualisys Track Manager software
  • Two AMTI force plates
  • GaitRite walkway gait analysis system
  • 8-channel surface electromyography system (Therapeutics Unlimited, Inc.)
  • Five hi-speed Casio digital video cameras that record video up to 1000 frames/second
  • Biodex Isokinetic Dynamometer
  • Alter-G Treadmill
  • Olympic Power Rack
  • Software: LabView, MATLAB

Lab Director: Matthew Moran, Ph.D.