Human Performance Lab (HPL)

Ralph M. Parsons Foundation Human Performance Laboratory

The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation Human Performance Laboratory (HPL) provides Loyola Marymount University and the local community with the benefits of state-of–the-art laboratory facilities for the purpose of health, fitness, and performance testing. This space offers LMU students the opportunity to work with equipment designed to study exercise science and wellness including health promotion, disease prevention, optimal performance and injury prevention. Students learn the techniques designed to measure cardiopulmonary, metabolic, anthropometric, and strength assessments integral in the studies of Health and Human Science. Faculty use this space to conduct research on bone mineral density, body composition, muscular strength, aerobic capacity, electromyography, and metabolism. Courses taught in this space include Exercise Physiology Laboratory (HHSC 476) and Biomechanics Laboratory (HHSC 481).
Equipment in the HPL has the capability of performing a variety of cardiopulmonary, metabolic, anthropometric, and strength assessments to facilitate education and research. Testing in the HPL can provide an important avenue for community service in exercise science and wellness that includes health promotion, disease prevention, optimal performance, and injury prevention. This lab is located in the Life Science Building, Room 153.

Equipment Located in the HPL:

• 4front Treadmill by Woodway
• Analox Lactate Analyzer with Analox Analysis kits
• Bertec Portable Force Plate (x2)
• Biopac EMG with VMG and BioNomadix Logger
• Cosmed Metabolic Cart with ECG Quark CPET
• Hologic Discovery Dual-energy X-ray Absorptiometer (DXA)
• Humac Norm Isokinetic Dynomometer
• Lod-E Sport Excalibur bicycle ergometer
• Monark Bicycle Ergometers (x3): Ergomedic 894Ea (x2) & Ergometer 828E
• Pull-up bar with the ability to accommodate TRX Suspension Training System