Research Labs


Child Development Laboratory (Bates Hall)
Laboratory preschool for student training, research, and service includes Oregon Head Start Program.

Exercise Physiology Laboratory
Major research issues include, but are not limited to:

  • The effects of exercise on hypertension, lipoprotein levels, glucose tolerance, obesity, and other heart disease risk factors.
  • The effects of exercise and hormone status on bone density
  • The effects of exercise on the aging process.

Human Performance Laboratory
Researchers are conducting ongoing studies related to exercise energy metabolism, athletic performance and body composition.

Muscle Physiology Lab
The Muscle Physiology Lab is custom designed for analyzing the mechanical properties of skinned muscle cells.

National Center for Accessible Transportation
A five-year study is being conducted with the College of Engineering to help airlines create better accessibility for passengers with disabilities.

Skeletal Biology Laboratory
Researchers are developing exercise programs across the life span to promote bone health and prevent osteoporosis-related fractures.

Sport and Exercise Psychology Laboratory
The Sport and Exercise Psychology Laboratory is central to every phase of the sport and exercise psychology research projects conducted by faculty and students.

Sports Pedagogy Laboratory
The Sport Pedagogy Laboratory is dedicated to research on teaching and learning in physical education and sport. In addition, it serves as a support center for students pursuing a K-12 teaching license in Physical education, and it serves as a resource center for physical education teachers in the region with its library of curricular and instructional resources.

Physical Activity Assessment Laboratory
is utilized for research projects related to assessment of free-living physical activity and/or energy expenditure in a variety of population groups. The lab also serves as a home-base for research staff working on community-based physical activity and obesity prevention intervention projects.