- Kinesiology Department
- About KIN
- Co-Curricular Programs
The department has a number of laboratory, fitness and classroom facilities for teaching, scholarship, and service. The building has a main gym that is used for activity classes (e.g., basketball, badminton, and volleyball). In addition, there is a state-of-the-art fitness facility used for classes and also the department's Get Fit, Stay Fit Program that provides personal training and fitness classes for faculty and staff and professional development opportunities for KIN majors. There is also an outdoor pool annexed to the building for swim classes.
The building also houses two laboratories for biomechanics and exercise physiology. These laboratories have an array of equipment that Includes:
- Vicon Motion Capture System
- Peripheral Quantitative Computed Tomography (pQCT) scanner
- Metabolic Carts
- Treadmetrix Forceplate Treadmill
- Dartfish Software
- Cosmed BodPod
- Portable Bertec force plate
In addition, one of the laboratory spaces includes a computer laboratory and a classroom space to support laboratory sessions.
Teaching space includes two classrooms that are primarily used for kinesiology classes and a number of outdoor teaching spaces that include soccer, softball, and baseball fields, tennis courts, golf nets, and a track.
The Treadmetrix force-plate treadmill is used for the study of human locomotion during both walking and running. The Vicon system is used to analyze movement for biomechanics and research.
The pQCT is used for bone strength analysis.
The Cosmed Quark CPET is a research grade metabolic cart for cardio pulmonary exercise testing. The Lode cycle ergometers communicate with the metabolic carts and can be controlled for testing.
The Parvo Medics cart is used to obtain resting and exercise metabolic measurements. The Monark testing bikes are research grade instruments that are manually adjusted for testing. Our lab is also equipped with Monark cycle anaerobic wingate ergometers.
The Bod Pod is an air displacement plethysmograph which uses whole-body densitometry to determine body composition (body fat and fat-free mass) in adults and children.
Dartfish is a video analysis software that is used to study movement in biomechanics.