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Hands-on learning with state-of-the-art equipment.

At Loyola University Chicago, our Exercise Science students and faculty enjoy two, first-rate laboratories equipped with the latest in health and exercise science technology. An integral part of the curriculum, lab experiences offer undergraduate and graduate students the ability to learn and apply their skills in a clinical setting as well as prepare them for national certifications in clinical exercise physiology and strength and conditioning. Within our close-knit learning community, students enjoy small class sizes and easy access to labs and equipment.

Human Performance Lab

The newest addition to the Exercise Science program, Loyola opened its Human Performance Laboratory in August 2019. Located within the new Alfie Norville Practice Facility, a state-of the-art training center for Loyola Athletics, offers students the unique opportunity to work directly with student-athletes on a regular basis. The 800 square-foot lab is equipped with portable metabolic, biomechanical, and motion-capture equipment.

Clinical Exercise Science Lab

Opened in 2015, the Clinical Exercise Science Laboratory is located on the 11th floor of BVM Hall overlooking beautiful Lake Michigan. The 1,200 square-foot facility is designed to enhance the teaching and training of the applied aspects of exercise physiology. The lab features treadmills, exercise bikes, and a metabolic cart that assesses the body’s physiological response to exercise.

Equipment

At Loyola, we invest in the latest equipment to ensure that our students are current in exercise technologies, physiology testing procedures, and other physiological and movement assessments, including blood pressure, body composition, cardiovascular function, anthropometric measurements, metabolic rate, cardiorespiratory fitness, motion capture analysis and sports performance, to name a few.

Major Equipment

  • COSMED K5 w/ IntelliMET Portable Metabolic Analyzer
  • COSMED Quark CPET Metabolic Cart
  • COSMED C12x 12-Lead Stress EKG
  • Noraxon Ultium 3D Motion Capture System
  • Noraxon Ultium Wireless Electromyographic measurement system
  • Bertec Force Platform
  • NiNOX 300C Camera
  • InBody 570 Body Composition Device
  • Nova Biomedical Lactate Plus Lactate Analyzer
  • Woodway Pro and Trackmaster Treadmills
  • Ergomedic 828 E Monark Exercise Bikes
  • COSMED E 100 Electronically Braked Leg Cycle Ergometer
  • Monark 881Arm Ergometer

Additional Equipment

  • Sorinex and Rogue Squat Racks
  • PowerBlocks Dumbbells (5-90 lbs.)
  • Rogue Dumbbells (5-100 lbs.)
  • Kettlebells (5-45lbs.)
  • Dynamax Medicine Balls (6-20 lbs.)
  • Rogue Olympic bars and bumper plates (500+ lbs.)
  • Cybex Bravo Basic Functional Trainer
  • TRX Suspension Trainers
  • Vertec Vertical Jump Trainer and Just Jump System
  • Concept 2 Model E Rowing Ergometer
  • Brower TCi Timing System
  • Perform Better PB Extreme PlyoBoxes (3-24”)
  • Polar E600 Heart Rate Monitors
  • Pulse Oximeters
  • Manual Blood Pressure Equipment
  • Lange Skinfold Calipers
  • Gullick Tapes
  • Stadiometer and Body Weight Scales
  • Handgrip Dynamometers
  • Aerobic steps
  • Goniometers
  • Metronomes

Research

Loyola's Exercise Science Labs provide a platform for education by involving and engaging students and faculty in research and service to Chicago communities and beyond. We encourage students to volunteer and get involved in ongoing research studies or develop their own faculty-mentored research projects.

Want to get involved in Exercise Science research? Contact Undergraduate Program Director Stephanie Wilson or Graduate Program Director Anthony Deldin.

Tours and additional info

To schedule a lab tour, prospective undergraduate students should contact the Undergraduate Program Coordinator Olivia Myers; prospective graduate students should contact the Graduate Program Coordinator Katherine Sieradzki.

To learn more about our Exercise Science program and labs, prospective undergraduate students should contact the Undergraduate Program Director Stephanie Wilson and prospective graduate students should contact the Graduate Program Director Anthony Deldin.