Human Performance Lab

Human Performance Lab

Hands-On Learning

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

 
  • 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 Ergometer
    • 2 Concept2 SkiErg
    • 5 Monark Cycle Ergometer Peak 894
    • 10 Monark Cycle Ergometer 828E
    • 4 Velotron Dynafit Pro Ergometer
    • 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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