LabsThe Kinesiology Department has four state-of-the-art laboratories where teaching and research dealing with human movement are conducted at all levels. Class lab activities, undergraduate senior research projects, master's theses, and faculty research projects are all carried out in these labs. The labs provide an excellent hands-on learning experience to supplement classroom learning.
Exercise Physiology Lab
The Exercise Physiology Laboratory in the Department of Kinesiology is located in room 259 of the Rickel Academic Wing. The lab is currently shared by two exercise physiology faculty, Dr. Mitchell and Dr. Phillips. It contains a variety of basic equipment for the assessment of human physiological function (treadmills, cycle ergometers, metabolic carts, heat chamber and strength testing devices), as well as a blood chemistry lab equipped to perform basic blood and tissue assays.
The research goals of this laboratory include evaluating the impact of diets of varying macronutrient composition in combination with exercise on cardiovascular risk factors; designing and evaluating interventions that lead to improved weight loss and maintenance; and analyzing the impact of altering the energy density and appearance of a meal and the eating environment on energy intake.
Motor Behavior Lab
This lab is equipped with a Peak Motus 3D Motion Analysis System with integrated EMG capability. The lab is housed in a 40' x 40' space which allows for data collection during the performance of most any motor activity.
Sport Psychology Lab
is a multipurpose facility centered on the three pillars of the TCU program--research, teaching, and consulting. The three separate rooms in the lab allow for group discussions, team sessions, and individual consultations.