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Human Performance Lab

Human Performance Lab

Get Hands-On Experience with Human Performance Equipment

The Human Performance Laboratory is designed to enhance student learning, promote research, and serve the needs of students, faculty, and athletes of all levels.

Learn to assess a number of physiological parameters including maximal oxygen uptake, body composition, anaerobic capacity, ECGs, and more. You'll be able to actively test people using lab equipment and get hands-on research experience.

Human Performance Lab Director

Dr. James E. Schoffstall
CSCS, EP-C, RCEP, FACSM
jeschoffstall@liberty.edu

 
  • Equipment
    • Oxycon Mobile VO2 System
    • 4 Parvo TrueOne VO2 Systems
    • Bodpod
    • InBody 770
    • Hologic Horizon DEXA
    • ExerTech Hydrostatic Weighing System
    • ExerTech Cold Water Immersion Tank
    • 8 Trackmaster Treadmills
    • Tuff Tread High-Speed Treadmill (31mph, 40% grade)
    • TechnoGym Self-powered SkillMill Treadmill
    • 2 Concept2 Model E Rowing Ergometers
    • 2 Concept2 SkiErgs
    • 5 Monark Cycle Ergometer Peak 894s
    • 10 Monark Cycle Ergometer 828Es
    • 4 Velotron Dynafit Pro Ergometers
    • CAT Altitude Chamber
    • ProVibe Vibration Platform
    • YSI 2300 plus Glucose & Lactate Analyzer
  • Research Capabilities
    • Altitude Simulation (up to 24,000 feet)
    • Anaerobic Capacity Testing
    • Balance Testing
    • Blood Collection (finger stick)
    • Body Composition Assessment (Bodpod, skinfold)
    • Cardiopulmonary/ECG Exercise Testing
    • EMG Assessment (8 channel)
    • Endurance Performance Testing
    • Resting Energy Expenditure
    • Strength Testing (isokinetic, isometric and isotonic)
    • Vibration Training
  • Undergraduate & Graduate Research Projects
    • Glauser, J., Kilian, J., and Bosak, A. Assessing the physiological changes that occur with collegiate lacrosse players from post-to-pre-season. Poster Presentation at the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s National Conference (Indianapolis, IN: July, 2018).
       
    • Houck, J., Bosak, A., Smith, A., Sokoloski, M., Kelly, J., Sanders, R., and Nelson, H. Physiological profile of recreational ultramarathon runners. Poster Presentation at the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s National Conference (Indianapolis, IN: July, 2018).
    • Sanders, R., Bosak, A., Sokoloski, M., Nelson, H., Kelly, J., and Feister, J. Assessing the Impact of Body Fat Percentage And Lean Mass on Wingate Performance. Poster Presentation at the American College of Sport and Medicine National Conference. (Minneapolis, MN: May 2018).
       
    • Philips, M., Sanders, R., Feister, J., Bosak, A., Nelson, H., Lowell, R., and Ziebell, B. Assessing the Impact of a Governed Focal Point on Broad Jump Performance in Collegiate Females. Poster Presentation at the American College of Sport and Medicine National Conference. (Minneapolis, MN: May 2018).
       
    • Nelson, H., Bosak, A., Lowell, R., Ziebell, B., Sanders, R., Feister, J., and Philips, M. An Assessment of 15 vs. 30 Second Recovery Period on Vertical Jump Performance. Poster Presentation at the American College of Sport and Medicine National Conference. (Minneapolis, MN: May 2018).
       
    • Feister, J., Sanders, R., Carver, C., Nelson, H., Kelly, J., and Bosak, A. Evaluating the Potential Impact of Fatigue on Ultimate Frisbee Players During Tournament Play. Poster Presentation at the American College of Sport and Medicine National Conference. (Minneapolis, MN: May 2018).
       
    • Peveler, W., Bosak, A., and Sanders, G. Effects of Energy Drinks on Resting Cardiovascular Measures. Poster Presentation at the American College of Sport and Medicine National Conference. (Minneapolis, MN: May 2018).
       
    • Sanders, R., Bosak, A., Sokoloski, M., Nelson, H., Kelly, J., and Feister, J. Assessing the Impact of Body Fat Percentage and Lean Mass on Wingate Performance. Verbal Presentation at the Liberty University Graduate Research Lunch Seminar Series (Lynchburg, VA: April 2018).
       
    • Philips, M., Sanders, R., Feister, J., Bosak, A., Nelson, H., Lowell, R., and Ziebell, B. Assessing the Impact of a Governed Focal Point on Broad Jump Performance in Collegiate Females. Verbal Presentation at the Liberty University Graduate Research Lunch Seminar Series (Lynchburg, VA: April 2018).
       
    • Nelson, H., Bosak, A., Lowell, R., Ziebell, B., Sanders, R., Feister, J., and Philips, M. An Assessment of 15 vs. 30 Second Recovery Period on Vertical Jump Performance. Verbal Presentation at the Liberty University Graduate Research Lunch Seminar Series (Lynchburg, VA: April 2018).
       
    • Feister, J., Sanders, R., Carver, C., Nelson, H., Kelly, J., and Bosak, A. Evaluating the Potential Impact of Fatigue on Ultimate Frisbee Players During Tournament Play. Verbal Presentation at the Liberty University Graduate Research Lunch Seminar Series (Lynchburg, VA: April 2018).
       
    • Smith, A., Bosak, A., Houck, J., Sokoloski, M., Carver, C. Physiological profiling of collegiate club male ultimate frisbee athletes. Poster Presentation at the Southeast American College of Sports Medicine Regional Conference (Chattanooga, TN: February 2018).
    • Sanders, R., Bosak, A., Sokoloski, M., Nelson, H., Kelly, J., and Feister, J. Assessing the Impact of Body Fat Percentage and Lean Mass on Wingate Performance. Poster Presentation at Southeast American College of Sports Medicine Regional Conference (Chattanooga, TN: February 2018).
       
    • Philips, M., Sanders, R., Feister, J., Bosak, A., Nelson, H., Lowell, R., and Ziebell, B. Assessing the Impact of a Governed Focal Point on Broad Jump Performance in Collegiate Females. Poster Presentation at Southeast American College of Sports Medicine Regional Conference (Chattanooga, TN: February 2018).
       
    • Nelson, H., Bosak, A., Lowell, R., Ziebell, B., Sanders, R., Feister, J., and Philips, M. An Assessment of 15 vs. 30 Second Recovery Period on Vertical Jump Performance. Poster Presentation at Southeast American College of Sports Medicine Regional Conference (Chattanooga, TN: February 2018).
       
    • Feister, J., Sanders, R., Carver, C., Nelson, H., Kelly, J., and Bosak, A. Evaluating the Potential Impact of Fatigue on Ultimate Frisbee Players During Tournament Play. Poster Presentation at Southeast American College of Sports Medicine Regional Conference (Chattanooga, TN: February 2018).
    • Sanders, R., Bosak, A., Sokoloski, M., Nelson, H., Kelly, J., and Feister, J. Assessing the Impact of Body Fat Percentage and Lean Mass on Wingate Performance. Thematic Poster Presentation at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter of the ACSM Conference (Harrisburg, PA: November 2017).
       
    • Philips, M., Sanders, R., Feister, J., Bosak, A., Nelson, H., Lowell, R., and Ziebell, B. Assessing the Impact of a Governed Focal Point on Broad Jump Performance in Collegiate Females. Thematic Poster Presentation at Mid-Atlantic American College of Sports Medicine Regional Conference (Harrisburg, PA: November 2017).
       
    • Nelson, H., Bosak, A., Lowell, R., Ziebell, B., Sanders, R., Feister, J., and Philips, M. An Assessment of 15 vs. 30 Second Recovery Period on Vertical Jump Performance. Thematic Poster Presentation at Mid-Atlantic American College of Sports Medicine Regional Conference (Harrisburg, PA: November 2017).
       
    • Feister, J., Sanders, R., Carver, C., Nelson, H., Kelly, J., and Bosak, A. Evaluating the Potential Impact of Fatigue on Ultimate Frisbee Players During Tournament Play. Thematic Poster Presentation at Mid-Atlantic American College of Sports Medicine Regional Conference (Harrisburg, PA: November 2017).
       
    • Houck, J., Bosak, A., Carver, C., Smith, A., and Sokoloski, M. Assessing the relationship between body composition and 50-km running performance. Thematic Poster Presentation at American College of Sports Medicine National Conference (Denver, CO: May 2017).
    • Sanders, R., Bosak, A., Carver, C., Smith, A., Houck, J., Sokoloski, M., and Feister, J. The effect of sport specific, governed, and non-controlled focal point on female vertical jump performance. Poster Presentation at the American College of Sports Medicine National Conference (Denver, CO: June 2017).
       
    • Smith, A, Bosak, A., Carver, C., Sokoloski, M., Houck, J., Feister, J., and Sanders, R. Assessing the Relationship Between Vertical Jump Performance and FMS in Young Adult Males. Poster Presentation at the American College of Sports Medicine National Conference (Denver, CO: June 2017).
       
    • Carver, C., Bosak, A., Smith, A., Houck, J., Sokoloski, M., and Feister, J. An analysis of governed vs different focal points on vertical jump performance in males. Poster Presentation at the American College of Sports Medicine National Conference (Denver, CO: June 2017).
       
    • Schoffstall, J.E., Carver, C., Houck, J., Bosak, A., and Page, C. (2017). Effects of an Eight-Week SwingFit Training Program on Balance and Strength. American College of Sports Medicine Conference
    • Feister, J.R., Friesen, K.B., Albert, A.E., Armbrust, M.J., Kappler, E.H., and Schoffstall, J.E. (2017). Effects of Hot or Cold Hydrotherapy on Subsequent Power Output Following a Wingate Protocol. Southeast American College of Sports Medicine Regional Conference.
    • Moore, K., Schoffstall, J.E., and Hornsby, J.H. (2017). Effects of Traditional Army Training on ROTC Cadet Performance in the Occupational Physical Assessment Test. Southeast American College of Sports Medicine Conference.
    • Schoffstall, J.E., Carver, C., Smith, A., Houck, J., Bosak, A., Page, C., and Feister, J. (2017). Effects of a Four-Week SwingFit Training Program on Balance and Strength. Southeast American College of Sports Medicine Conference.
    • Meckley, Donald P.; Warr, Kendall M.; Miller, Jeremy; Boyle, Joshua; Hornsby, Jared H.; and Schoffstall, James E. (2016). Human Performance Assessments in Cadet Populations, Montview Liberty University Journal of Undergraduate Research: 2:1(8).
    • Feister, J.R., Friesen, K.B., Albert, A.E., Armbrust, M.J., Kappler, E.H., and Schoffstall, J.E. (2016). Effects of Hot or Cold Hydrotherapy on Subsequent Power Output Following a Wingate Protocol. Mid-Atlantic American College of Sports Medicine Regional Conference.
    • Warr, K., Meckley, D.P., Hornsby, J.H., Houck, J., Daymude, M., Armburst, M., Miller, J., Boyle, J., Lopp, K., Stewart, D., and Schoffstall, J.E. (2016). Effects of Resistance / Cardiovascular Training on Modified RAW Assessment in an Army TOTC Cadet Population. National Strength and Conditioning Association National Conference.
    • Hornsby, J.H., Meckley, D.P., Warr, K., Armbrust, M., Miller, J., Boyle, J., and Schoffstall, J.E. (2016). Human Performance Assessments in an Army ROTC Cadet Population. Southeast American College of Sports Medicine Conference.

 


Contact

(434) 582-2336
Science Hall T04

Lab Hours

Mon., Wed., 2-8 p.m.
Tue., Thu., 2-9 p.m.
Fri., 2-8 p.m.
Sat., 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Hours subject to change

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