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B.S. in Exercise and Sport Science Laboratory/Research

On any given day, you will find students and faculty working side by side in the Exercise and Sport Science Laboratory analyzing the human potential in athletes and other exercisers alike.

The Laboratory is a 2,400 sq. ft. state-of-the art, facility dedicated to enhancing the preparation of our students in the Exercise and Sport Science (EXSC) curriculum. 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) students taking the laboratory components of EXSC 3820 Exercise Prescription, EXSC 3760 Biomechanics of Human Movement, EXSC 3740 Exercise Physiology, and EXSC 4220 Motor Learning/Development, and (2) EXSC faculty and students conducting applied sport science research or community service projects (EXSC 4990 Independent Study, EXSC 4950 Internship and/or EXSC 4901 Practicum).   

Current Research ProjectsExercise and Sport Science students in lab

Dr. Monique Mokha with students Kourtney Kostzer and Brittany Calaluca,
Running gait re-training by fixing faulty movement patterns

Dr. Jose Antonio with students Richard Buehn and Armando Tamayo,
Long term protein supplementation and athletic performance and body composition

Dr. Corey Peacock and Dr. Tobin Silver with students Winter Rodriguez and Mauricio Mena,
Effects of whey vs casein supplementation on body composition and metabolic rate

Primary Laboratory Equipment

Body Composition

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

Fitness Assessment

  • Exercise and Sport Science RunnerMonark Cycle Upper Body Ergometers
  • Monark Cycle Ergometer for Wingate
  • Concept II Rowing Ergometer
  • Trackmaster Treadmill
  • Lode Sport Excalibur Cycle Ergometer

Indirect Calorimeter

  • ParvoMedics 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 AnalyzerExercise and Sport Science lab equipment
  • 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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