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Applied Human Physiology Lab

The Department of Applied Health Science at Messiah College has a well-equipped Applied Human Physiology Lab located in the Jordan/Kline Science Center.  The laboratory is a state of the facility that houses the laboratory sessions for Exercise Physiology, Kinesiology and Research Methods.  In addition, the lab serves as a focal point for the Messiah College Undergraduate Research initiative and is used by several groups of students to conduct original research that is presented/published on a regional, national, or international level.  Students learn to calibrate, use, and modify the equipment for their specific needs through various classes or research projects.

The Applied Human Physiology Lab contains:

  • 2 metabolic/VO2 analyzers
  • ECG monitor/simulator
  • Velotron/Computrainer cycle ergometer
  • Woodway Treadmills
  • 10 Monarch cycle ergometers for fitness testing
  • 2 Monarch cycle ergometers for testing power output
  • Various cardiovascular exercise machines
  • Biodex isokinetic dynamometer
  • Weight lifting equipment
  • EMG
  • Team Polar Heart Rate monitor system
  • AMTI Accupower forceplate
  • AMTI Accusway forceplate
  • Biodex Balance System
  • Woodway Curve treadmill – speed training
  • Thermoregulation equipment
  • Pulmonary function analyzers
  • Biomechanical video equipment (software and cameras)
  • Exercise prescription software