A large, well-equipped facility, the Exercise Physiology Lab at Ithaca College is home to spaces that are dedicated to teaching and research. The research spaces include areas for studying cardiovascular and muscular responses to exercise, biochemical effects of exercise, and body composition analysis. Each of these spaces contains state of the art equipment for related research projects. The teaching space is designed for small group meeting (<20 students) but contains all technology needed in a modern smart classroom. Many classes in the Exercise Physiology teaching space take advantage of the close proximity of lab equipment so that many classes flow directly from discussing theory directly into practicing application.
With over 4,000 square feet of space and well over $500,000 worth of equipment, we can perform just about any exercise physiology experiment that you can imagine. Recent projects in the "Ex Phys" lab have looked at high intensity training for cyclists, strength training and core training on unstable surfaces, and physical activity profiles of school children. Another unique aspect of the Exercise Physiology Lab is that it is located only steps away (down the hall) from our Wellness Clinic. Essentially, the Wellness Clinic often serves as a living laboratory for our exercise physiology related studies.