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The Sport & Movement Science Laboratory (SMSL)Applied Physiology Laboratory (APL), and Motor learning Laboratory are three of the research and teaching laboratory spaces within the Department of Kinesiology at Louisiana Tech University. These three laboratories collectively known as Human Performance Laboratories (HPL). The purpose of these laboratories is to educate and investigate factors contributing to improvements in human performance across the lifespan and a reduction in injury rates during training, competition, and activities of daily living.

Faculty within the Department of Kinesiology are actively involved in ongoing projects within the space, including Department Chair, Dr. David Szymanski, Dr.Jordan Blazo, Dr. Ben Gleason and Vishesh Singh. Other Department of Kinesiology faculty are also associated with research within the ongoing research projects with the department and laboratory spaces. 

Dr. David Szymanski is an internationally renowned researcher, primarily focusing on factors associated with enhancing sport performance, baseball and softball performance, and strength and condition. He previously served as the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Louisiana Tech University baseball team and the Auburn University baseball team.


Recent news and information regarding the labs can be found on our News Page

Sport & Movement Science Lab News & Announcements 

Recent News & Upcoming Events:
    La Tech  Department of Kinesiology is working the Special Olympic Athlete "Seth Hanchey" with is training for Power-lifting.Click Here
    Travis Self (Sports Performance Graduate Student) and Dr. Ben Gleason present their research poster at
    East Tennessee State University Coaches Conference. For more details: Click here

    LAHPERD 2018: Dr. Jean Chen, Ms. Smiley reeves, and Ms. Lacey Deal have presented at LAHPERD Convention on 1st, and 2nd November in Baton Rouge. For Details Click Here
    The Louisiana Tech University Department of Kinesiology (KINE) welcomes applications for funded graduate assistant positions. Click Here For Details

    Department of kinesiology is organizing  "Careers in Kinesiology" event Thursday, April 26, 2018 at LaTech Academic Success Center, Bossier City, LA.
  • Department of Kinesiology organizes the seminar "...So I didn't get in to PT school...".Click Here
  • Dr Qiao and Dakota hill receives Center for Biomedical Engineering and Rehabilitation Science (CBERS) research support award.Click Here
    Louisiana Tech ranked state’s best school with Kinesiology, Exercise Science programs. More details
  • Department of Kinesiology sponsored Dr. Deanna Gates's visit to Louisiana Tech on Jan. 22, 2018 . Dr. Gates is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Assistant Professor of Movement Science at The University of Michigan. More Info.
  • On Jan 10th 2018, KINE 255 class hosted the first Home School Sport Skill Lessons session.Click Here
  • Dr. Gleason gives presentation on January 9th 2018  at Lambright Sports and Wellness Center: Click Here
  • Dr. Gleason speaks at the NSCA Coaches Conference in Charlotte, NC. on Jan 5th 2018
  • Dr. Szymanski Gives presentation on Dr. Szymanski and the Scientific Quest for Optimal Baseball Performance” at Texas A&M University.Click here for More Details
  • Dr. Gleason gives presentation to Biomedical Engineering  about  "Research in Sport Performance" Click Here
  • Wall Street Journal highlights Dr. Szymanki's research work in an article titled "A Theory Strikes Out: Weighted Bats Don’t Quicken the Swing". for more details: click here

Archived SMSL News