The Saginaw Valley State University Human Performance Lab (HPL) is housed in the Bachand Hall building on SVSU’s main campus. The HPL is the Department of Kinesiology's primary academic and research space.
Courses taught in HPL include Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, Kinesiology Functional Anatomy, Athletic Rehabilitation, and Therapeutic Exercise. The lab houses state-of-the-art equipment to assess a wide array of exercise training parameters. These include VO2max by treadmill and Lode cycle ergometer, spirometry, resting metabolic rate, body composition (BODPOD), blood glucose or lactate, electrocardiogram, and surface electromyography.
In addition to academics, the HPL offers university and community-wide exercise testing and performs interdisciplinary research integrating fields of biomechanics, exercise physiology, anatomy, and rehabilitation.
Bachand Hall 212