The Health Sciences Department is located on the first floor of the state-of-the-art Science Center and includes the following facilities:
- Health Sciences Department Common Area
- Faculty and staff offices
- Multimedia classrooms and seminar rooms
- Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab
The multimedia Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab is well equipped with Biopac data acquisition and analysis systems, Nikon compound microscopes, anatomical models and skeletons, as well as A.D.A.M. (Animated Dissection of Anatomy for Medicine) and PhysioEx computer software.
- Neuromuscular Physiology Lab
The Neuromuscular Physiology Lab is a facility set aside for faculty and student research projects. This lab is equipped with the latest and best technology for the quantification of muscular and cardiovascular parameters. The equipment available for use includes the following: Biodex Isokinetic Dynamometer, electromyography machine, 12 Lead ECG machine, Monark 834E Wingate Cycle, various dynamometers, YSI 400 Series Probe for sensing internal and external body temperature, and more.
- Molecular Physiology Lab
The Molecular Physiology Lab is equipped to study the effects of exercise and other interventions on the molecular biology of skeletal muscle and other tissues. Equipment available for use includes gel electrophoresis systems, a rodent treadmill, and electrical stimulators for muscle contraction as well as gene transfer experiments.
The Health Sciences Department also includes the following facility in the Bream-Wright-Hauser Athletic Complex:
- Integrative Physiology Lab
The state-of-the-art human performance lab is equipped with the latest technology in exercise physiology and biomechanics. Examples of some of the equipment available to students include Medical Graphics Cardio2 and VO2000 breath-by breath metabolic systems, Velotron Dynafit Pro Electronic Bicycle Ergometer, Ariel 3-Dimensional Performance Analysis System (APAS), Quinton stress test EKG, Trackmaster treadmill for stress testing, a YSI lactate analyzer, a Neurometer for quantifying pain perception, and a BODPOD Body Composition tracking system.