Exercise Science Lab



Exercise Science program of the AHS Department is excited to introduce the Clinical Exercise Physiology and Metabolism Laboratory (Director - Dr. Brenda Reeves)


The mission of this lab is to provide a superior quality of teaching for our students through hands-on integrative lab experiences.  The lab will also be utilized to conduct faculty and student research for publishing in peer-reviewed journals and to offer a service to the community by providing laboratory based assessments using some of the most sophisticated methods available. The lab is equipped with state of the art equipment that allow faculty and students to conduct risk assessments for cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes, complete fitness assessments and evaluations, as well as measure parameters of exercise-related biochemistry and metabolic function. Assessments completed in our lab include:

  • Maximal oxygen consumption (VO2max)
  • Resting metabolic rate
  • Stress test with full 12-lead ECG
  • Blood lipid panel including total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, glucose, and triglycerides.
  • Blood lactate
  • Body composition via skinfold calipers and ultrasound
  • Anaerobic power
  • Muscular strength and endurance
  • Flexibility
  • Lung function
  • Athletic performance testing


Current on-going research projects:

Our faculty in Exercise Science and Nutrition/Dietetics are working in collaboration with the local hospital, as well as nursing faculty within the School of Nursing and Health Professions on a community-based clinical research project aimed to teach type 2 diabetics how they can help self-manage their diabetes in hopes of increasing their quality of life.


For additional information please contact the Director of Exercise Science Labs, Dr. Brenda Reeves. 403N Applied Science Building. (270) 809-5688.