Human Performance Lab

Current Research

The Human Performance Laboratory was established in the early 1980s and is currently located in Field House 11A within the Exercise Science and Health Promotion Department. The mission of this laboratory is to expand the knowledge and research experiences of our students in classroom and research settings. The faculty and student research varies from fitness performance to understanding the physiology of the human body during rest and exercise.

The Human Performance Laboratory


A weightlifting platform is constructed of 2 layers of ¼" ply wood and rubber mats. This platform construction mimics competition conditions. The rubber mats receive the loaded barbell and absorb the forces to prevent damage to the facility and equipment.

The Human Performance Laboratory is equipped with:

  • Cycle Ergometers
    • Cosmed
    • Monarks
    • Sport Excalibur
  • Dartfish analysis programs
  • EMG assessments
  • Equitest (balance assessment)
  • Lactate analyzers, YSI (3)
  • Metabolic carts
    • Cosmed, Quark
    • Cosmed, K4B2
    • Medgraphics (2)
  • Platform—Samson rack
  • Treadmills
    • Woodway
    • Quinton
    • Trekmaster
  • Miscellaneous
    • Skinfold calipers
    • Blood pressure assessment
    • Stop watches
Cycle treadmill platform

Lab Manager

Dr. Nishant Visavadiya
GY 170

Additional Information
The Charles E. Schmidt College of Science offers unparalleled experiential learning opportunities to prepare the next generation of scientists and problem solvers.
Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Rd, SE-43
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Fax: (561) 297-3292