Human Performance Lab

Metabolic testing in the lab
Metabolic testing measures expired gases in order to detect levels of oxygen consumption related to exercise intensity

The Walker Human Performance Laboratory allows LC students and faculty to examine numerous aspects of health, wellness, and human performance.

The 1500 sq ft space is used for laboratory, research, and class activities.

The equipment available for student and staff use includes:

  • ParvoMed Metabolic Cart
  • TrackMaster Treadmill
  • VeloTron Cycle Ergometer with Wingate Capabilities
  • Monark Aerobic Cycle Ergometers
  • Bod Pod by COMSED/Life Measurements, Inc.
  • Lodi Cycle Ergometer
  • Quinton Stress Test Treadmill
  • Dartfish
  • Vertec
  • 2 Hewlett-Packard PageWriter 100 EKG machines

Physiological Performance & General Fitness Testing Program

The Exercise Physiology Department provides affordable physiological performance and fitness testing and analysis by trained exercise physiologists. Testing is performed in the Human Performance Laboratory under the guidance of trained exercise physiology staff.

Testing can be completed on any age group, although specific guidelines are in place for seniors and adolescents.

Tests include the following:

  • VO2max Test
  • Lactate Threshold Test
  • Anaeobic Power (Wingate) Test
  • Body Composition
  • Submaximal Aerobic Fitness Testing

Lab Faculty and Staff

Sean Collins, PhD, CSCS
DuAnn Kremer, PhD, HFS
Deb Bradney, DPE, ATC