Human Performance Lab
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Health and Exercise Sciences Lab Facilities
Human Performance Laboratory
Students working in the Human Performance Laboratory measure all aspects of human function. For example, they measure oxygen consumption and caloric expenditure using one of two Parvo Medics TrueOne 2400 metabolic carts; measure body composition and bone mineral density using a G.E. Healthcare Prodigy dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry machine; gain clinical experience in identifying cardiac abnormalities using a Quinton Q-stress System with treadmill; use a Humac Norm Isokinetic device to analyze muscle power output and assess the effect of resistance training on strength; measure human performance on one of many Monarch ergometers including upright and Wingate models; or analyze blood glucose or lactate content using a YSI Analyzer or hand held analyzers.