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The Exercise and Sport Science Laboratory is a very dynamic environment analyzing the human potential in athletes and other exercisers alike.  The laboratory houses many “Elite” athlete studies including, but not limited to the NFL, NHL, UFC, and NCAA.  This environment created is very educational and collaborative between Faculty and Graduate Students alike. 

The Laboratory is a 2,400 sq. ft. state-of-the art, facility dedicated to enhancing the preparation and education of Graduate Students in the Sports Science (MSSS) Graduate Program. It is housed within the Department of Health and Human Performance (HHP) in the College of Health Care Sciences (CHCS) at Nova Southeastern University (NSU). The Laboratory has two primary uses: (1) Preparation for Clinical Assessments (2) MSSS faculty and students conducting applied sport science research or community service projects.

  1. Jose Antonio, Sarah Knafo, Ritishka Kapoor, Jaime Tartar. A fat mass and obesity-associated gene polymorphism influences fat mass in exercise-trained individuals. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2018 Aug 8;15(1):40.
  2. Jose Antonio, Anya Ellerbroek, Cassandra Evans, Tobin Silver, Corey Peacock. High protein consumption in trained women: bad to the bone? JISSN. 2018. 15:6
  3. Jose Antonio, Anya Ellerbroek, Cassandra Carson. The effects of a high-protein diet on bone mineral density in exercise-trained women: a 1-year investigation. J Funct. Morphol. Kinesiol. 2018 3(4), 62.
  4. Lia Jiannine, Thomas G. Reio. An exploration of the relationship between handgrip, VO2max and sensation-seeking behavior. Journal of Exercise and Nutrition. 2018, volume 1.
  5. Lia Jiannine, Thomas G. Reio. The physiological and psychological effects of exercise on sexual functioning: a literature review for adult health professionals. New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development. 20(2), 3-22, 2018.
  6. Scott W. Cheatham, Morey J. Kolber, Monique Mokha, William J. Hanney. Concurrent validation of pressure pain threshold scale for individuals with myofascial pain syndrome and fibromyalgia. Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy. 26:1, 25-35, 2018.
  7. Scott W. Cheatham, Morey J. Kolber, Monique Mokha, William J. Hanney. Concurrent validity of pain scales in individuals with myofascial pain and fibromyalgia. Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies. 22 (2018): 355-360.
  8. Peacock CA, Sanders GJ, Antonio J, Silver TA. The Reporting of a Multifaceted Mixed Martial Arts Strength and Conditioning Program. JEPonline 2018;21(1):86-90
  9. Peacock CA, Mauricio Mena, Gabriel Sanders, Tobin Silver, Douglas Kalman, Jose Antonio. Sleep data, physical performance and injuries in professional mixed martial arts. Sports. 2018. Dec 20;7(1)

Body Composition

  • Hologic Dual-energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) System
  • Cosmed BodPod
  • Lange and Lafayette Skinfold Calipers
  • Omron Bioelectrical Impedance Analyzers
  • IntelaMetrix Ultrasound System
  • InBody 270 Analyzer

Fitness Assessment

  • Monark Cycle Upper Body Ergometers
  • Monark Cycle Ergometer for Wingate
  • Concept II Rowing Ergometer
  • Trackmaster Treadmill
  • Lode Sport Excalibur Cycle Ergometer
  • Air Dyne Cycle

Indirect Calorimeter

  • ParvoMedics Metabolic Measurement System
  • Pnoe Portable Metabolic Measurement System

Motion and Force Measurement

  • Vicon 3D Motion Measurement System (10 cameras)
  • Bertec Instrumented Treadmill
  • Bertec Force Plate
  • Delsys Electromyography
  • Dartfish ProSuite

Health Fitness Appraisal

  • Polar Heart Rate Monitors
  • Cholesterol and Glucose Analyzer
  • Functional Movement Screen Kits
  • Stethoscopes and Sphygmomanometer
  • Sit-and-Reach Apparatus
  • Y-Balance Kits

Strength and Power

  • Hand Grip Dynamometers
  • Olympic Lifting Cybex Weights, Platform and Rack
  • Kettlebells
  • Vertec Vertical Jump System
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