Human Performance Laboratory
The CSU Human Performance Laboratory provides comprehensive training to students through classroom and research-based experiences. Under the guidance of the Exercise Science faculty, students perform hands on testing and assessment of health and wellness with the laboratory's state of the art equipment. This includes metabolic testing, muscular fitness, disease prevention, biochemistry and biomechanics.
Each year, 100 to 150 exercise science students, at both the undergraduate and master's level, participate in projects in the HPL, either as research assistants who are collecting and analyzing data, or as test subjects. Faculty from across the University also participate, as many projects are interdisciplinary. Students are encouraged to take an active leadership role in projects and develop the necessary skills to be successful in their future careers or further education. Students in the HPL have earned numerous campus awards such as outstanding thesis awards and often present their work at regional and national scientific conferences.
Our goal for Giving Day is to continue funding student research projects in the HPL. Donations will directly impact student success by:
- Providing resources for research projects such as specialized equipment purchases, blood analysis supplies, and training costs.
- Facilitating presentations and publications by assisting with associated fees and travel.
- Supporting the cost of participant recruitment for student led research
- Funding community engagement events where students can interact with individuals throughout the Cleveland area to discuss health and wellness topics
The cost of student research projects within the lab can range from $500 - $3000. We aim to raise the funds to fully or partially cover the costs for multiple students. On average, there are 3 student research studies being carried out in the HPL per semester. Thank you for your support!