exercise science skills lab

The College of Health Sciences, which is the home for our Hunt School of Nursing, Physician Assistant Studies and Exercise Science programs, provides an advanced, modern facility to match the exceptional reputations already established by our health sciences programs.

The proximity of these health sciences programs organically fosters interprofessional exchanges and puts our students and faculty on the cutting edge of research and learning, while benefiting the local community and region through student-based service learning programs.

Carolina Chiropractic Plus Human Performance Laboratory

The Carolina Chiropractic Plus Human Performance Laboratory is a 1500 square foot facility housed in the Suttle Wellness center. The facility contains teaching, laboratory, and physical assessment spaces that allow Exercise Science students to move seamlessly between theoretical and experiential environments. Laboratory equipment includes but is not limited to ECG, Spirometry, Parvomedics Metabolic analysis, BodPod, and Dartfish movement analysis.

The Chiropractic Plus Human Performance Laboratory has four primary goals: 

  1. To provide professional and experiential learning experiences for Exercise Science Students.
  2. To collaborate with faculty and staff for the purpose of improving healthy lifestyle habits.
  3. To respond to the needs performance athletes on campus at the request of the department of athletics.
  4. To reach out to the community on the platform of Service Learning in order to improve healthy lifestyle habits.

Two health-related physical fitness assessment rooms are available for Exercise Science majors to assess the five components of fitness: body composition, cardio-respiratory fitness, muscle strength, muscle endurance, and flexibility. Additional equipment allows for postural screening and assessment.

Exercise Science Skills Lab

Exercise science lab

The EXSI Skills lab is a multi-disciplinary learning space designed to provide students with experiences associated with teaching fundamental movement skills. It is very similar to many Cardiac Rehabilitation facilities nationwide so its connection to that discipline is clear. Because many of our students are considering careers in Physical Therapy or Occupational Therapy, the Skills Lab is designed to teach skills relevant to those disciplines as well. Lastly, the Masters of Science in Exercise Science is a dual enrollment program which allows students to complete their undergraduate degree in EXSI and a masters degree in 5 years or less. The Skills Lab is heavily utilized but that program and provides both graduate and undergraduate students with performance based learning experiences.