Human Performance Lab

The Human Performance Lab has equipment used to assess performance measures such as flexibility, strength, speed, aerobic capacity and body composition.

Its primary purpose is to help Bemidji State University students gain hands-on, real-world experience while applying information learned in the classroom. In addition, the lab provides demonstrations to local high schools and provides various services to BSU employees.

Our first-class facilities give students a chance to learn in the lab.
Our first-class facilities give students a chance to learn in the lab.

Cardiovascular and Metabolic Assessment Equipment

  • Jaeger Oxycon Mobile metabolic cart (VO2 max measurement)
  • Monark bicycle ergometers
  • Polar heart rate monitors
  • Treadmills
  • Glucometer/blood glucose Monitoring
  • Pulse oximeter

human_perf2Performance Assessment Equipment

  • Functional movement screen (FMS) unit
  • Hand grip dynamometer
  • Lange skin-fold calipers
  • Goniometers
  • Sit-and-reach units
  • Detecto medical balance beam scale
  • Aerobic step units
  • Vertec — vertical jump testing
  • Sphygmomanometer and stethoscopes (blood-pressure monitoring)
  • Actigraph accelerometers
  • Pedometers
  • Spirometers (measuring lung function)

human_perf3Exercise Prescription and Training Equipment

  • Therapy/Swiss balls
  • Plyometric boxes
  • Aluminum Olympic lift training bar and plates
  • Obesity/pregnancy empathy vest
  • Thera-bands
  • Exercise training and therapy software
  • Access to track, weight room, gym space and cardiovascular equipment in BSU recreation center