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Exercise Physiology Lab

The Exercise Physiology Laboratory is 1560-square-feet and includes a Parvo Medics TrueMax 2400 Metabolic Measurement System with resting metabolic rate and residual volume capabilities, a Quinton Q5000 ECG with treadmill, 2 Monarch 824 E cycle ergometers with one equipped for the Wingate using SMI software, 2 other Monarch cycle ergometers, Polar heart rate monitors, 2 Jamar handgrip dynamometers, sphygmomanometers, 3 commercial treadmills, a recumbent cycle ergometer, an upright cycle ergometer, and a Pacific universal weight machine.
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WHAT DOES THE EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY LAB DO?

The Exercise Physiology Lab provides opportunities for the measurement of energy expenditure through the ParvoMedics True 2400 metabolic cart along with heart rate and blood pressure monitoring during rest and exercise. Numerous treadmills, cycle ergometers, elliptical trainers and select resistance exercise equipment provide a diverse exercise mode selection. Lactate analysis through fingertip sampling plus hypoxia simulation using an oxygen extraction system allows for monitoring simulated high altitude environments. 

HOW CAN YOU PARTICIPATE IN RESEARCH PROJECTS IN THE EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY LAB?

The classes that have labs in the Exercise Phys lab are PEP 5100 Fitness Assessment and PEP 4100 Exercise Physiology. These lab experiences provide a hands-on experience for students interested in pursuing graduate studies in exercise physiology and exercise science or to enhance employment opportunities in fitness programming.

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PROFESSORS IN THE EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY LAB

Dr. Dale Wagner conducts research related to influence of environmental factors on exercise response, methods of body composition analysis and human performance, and exercise training adaptations.

Dr. Edward Heath conducts research related to exercise testing and programming.