Applied Physiology Laboratory (APL)

Applied Physiology Laboratory

Applied Physiology Laboratory
The Applied Physiology Laboratory (APL) provides the department a newly renovated space for laboratory instruction and research alike. Students with the opportunity to get hands-on experience with resistance training equipment, analyze kinetics and kinematics of human movement, perform balance assessments, and lead group-exercise programs.. In addition to being an outstanding environment for student learning, this space is used for research on strength training programs, whole body vibration, muscle adaptations to exercise, and group-based exercise interventions. For the past three years, the lab was used to deliver an exercise intervention for participants who have completed cancer treatment. This project, called IMPAACT (Improving Physical Activity After Cancer Treatment), involves a combined aerobic and resistance exercise intervention delivered through collaborative faculty effort and involving students as research assistants. Courses taught in this space include Biomechanics Laboratory (HHSC 481) and Strength Physiology Assessment Laboratory (HHSC 376). The newly renovated 1500 ft2 space is located in North Hall-Room 101.

Equipment in the APL includes:
• Airex stability trainer
• Bertec Portable Force Plates (x2)
• Cybex Arc Trainer
• Cybex Olympic-lifting Platform
• Cybex Stationary Bicycle
• Cybex Power Rack Lifting Station
• Dumbbell Rack and Weights (2.5-50 lbs.)
• Natus Balance & Mobility Comp Software
• Neurocom Basic Balance Master Mobile Unit
• TRX Suspension Training System
• Vibraflex 550 Whole Body Vibration Platforms (x4)