Swim Performance Laboratory - The goal of the Swim Performance Lab is to understand the factors affecting human swimming performance across a wide range of ages and abilities. The lab is equipped with a swimming flume, a 25-yard swimming pool, and a wading pool. The lab uses a snorkel integrated with a metabolic cart that enables real-time measurements of oxygen consumption, substrate utilization, and economy while swimming in the flume. This lab is under the direction of Dr. George Crocker. Location: PE 38 & Pool deck. Website: www.swimperformancelab.com
The goal of the Cultural Sport and Exercise Psychology (CSEP) research lab is to examine (moving) bodies through psychological and sociocultural perspectives and to promote equity and social justice in/via kinesiology and related fields. This lab is under the direction of Dr. Sae-Mi Lee.
The NeuroMovement Performance Lab is based on an integrative approach to research and practical clinical application of its findings. The goal is to combine, whenever possible, the principles of neuroscience with those of movement science, and cognitive science.
This approach aims to provide a multidisciplinary & broader context to understand relationships between movement mechanics, neurophysiology, neural control, injury processes, rehabilitation, performance, movement impairments, motivation for, and development of the movement. Studying movement strategies of healthy and impaired/injured individuals from a mind, body, and brain approach will allow researchers to revisit current approaches to assessments, rehabilitation, and return to performance protocols in their most practical formats.
Some equipment used in this research lab is wearable kinematic sensors and wearable fNIRS systems. This lab is under the direction of Dr. Clea P. Tucker, PT, DPT.