What are the biomechanics of a golf or baseball swing? What’s the connection between depression and exercise?
This is what we mean by "hands on." A suite of laboratory facilities and equipment add to your exploration of those answers as part of your experience as a kinesiology undergraduate or graduate student at University of Northern Iowa.
A Different Kind of Learning
Exploring the effects of exercise
This lab is a crucial component, serving as teaching, research, and clinical facilities. Students use advanced equipment to study how the body responds to stress and exercise.
- High performance testing
- Fitness assessment
- Metabolic measurement system
- Body composition testing
- Applied to performance testing services
- Brain oxygenation
Understanding human motion
The spacious biomechanics lab allows students to analyze all aspects of human movement from standing and walking to dynamic sports activities.
- Motion capture system (9 Vicon-cameras)
- Force plates (2 portable, 1 built-in)
- Wireless EMG (Electromyography)
- High speed cameras
- 3D printer
- Dedicated student research area
Studying sport psychology and motor learning
The psychomotor behavior lab allows students to examine how the mind and body responds to stressful sport and exercise situations.
- Eye-tracking device
- Survey tablets
- Observation rooms
- Statistical analysis