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Northwest Missouri State University


Human Performance Lab

The newly renovated Human Performance Laboratory housed in Martindale Hall contains various exercises testing equipment. Some of the early testing equipment that was purchased in 1987 included a Quinton 4000 electrocardiogram and treadmill. This machine has been the centerpiece for numerous exercise science courses, exercise testing and prescription and physiology of exercise (undergraduate and graduate). (Labs required in these courses include sub maximal and maximal graded exercise test experiences). In December 2007, this new system is currently used in the local cardiovascular testing area at St. Francis Medical Center in Maryville. Students choosing the new Master's in Applied Health Sciences will be trained to use this technology.

To facilitate lectures and discussion, portable smart board and technology is used often for classes.

Also included in the room are four Monark leg ergo meters, two of which are 818e, two Monark arm crank ergo meters single unit bench press abdominal pull deltoid fly machine, lat pull and trice press, several schwinn stationary bicycles and a concept 2 C rowing machines. Just recently in 2006, a Tri-Fit computers and exercise testing unit was purchased. This unit is portable and used in several classes. Six internet connected computers loaded with interactive Physiology, sports nutrition software and dart fish, sport analysis software, are available for students and faculty use.

Other equipments available for labs include lung capacity Spiro meter, blood pressure and skin fold calipers. A portable aero sport gas analyzer has been used for independent studies and research.