The Applied Physiology Laboratory (APL), Minds in Motion laboratory (MiML), Strength lab& weight Room, and Sport & Movement Science Laboratory (SMSL), are Four research and teaching laboratory spaces within the Department of Kinesiology at Louisiana Tech University. These four laboratories are 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. Drew Parks, Dr. Mu Qiao, Dr. Reichter, Dr. Xu, and Mr. Vishesh Singh. Other Department of Kinesiology faculties are also associated with research within the ongoing research projects within the department and laboratory spaces.
July 8-9, 2022
Department of Kinesiology at Louisiana Tech University presented a total of 3 posters at the NSCA national conference 2022. Please click on the following link to see the Posters:
“Anthropometric and physical performance relationships to fastball velocities in collegiate baseball pitchers": Presented by Mr. Myles Fish
“Differences in jump characteristics related to elbow varus torque among Division I collegiate pitchers”: Presented by Dr. Mu Qiao
Dec. 17th 2021 Department of Kinesiology completed second phase of data collection for Baseball research study. This study has started in Fall 2019. Click here for details
Department of Kinesiology at Louisiana Tech University presented a total of 4 posters at NSCA national conference 2021. Please click on the following link to see the Posters:
“Relationship between kinetics of countermovement jump and proximal mechanics of collegiate baseball pitching: Presented by Mr. Motoki Sakurai
“Relationship of pinch and grip strengths on velocity and spin variables of different pitch types by collegiate baseball pitchers: Presented by Dr. David Szymanski
Relationship between stature, body composition, and absolute and relative strength and power to fastball velocity among collegiate baseball pitchers: Presented by Dr. David Szymanski
Acute effect of ankle joint mobility on hamstring flexibility: Presented by Mr. Cory Kaplan
May 28th 2021 Recently, two of our Kinesiology graduate students, Motoki Sakurai and Ryan Lis, in the Sports Performance master’s concentration completed their master’s thesis under the direction of Dr. David Szymanski, Dr. Mu Qiao, and Dr. Ryan Crotin. Motoki’s thesis is titled “Relationship between kinetics of countermovement jump and proximal mechanics of collegiate baseball pitching.” Use the link below to hear Motoki present his study findings.
Ryan’s thesis is titled “Relationship between jump tests and their influence on multidirectional ground-reaction forces in baseball pitchers.” Use the link below to hear Ryan present his study findings.
May 24th Dr. Ryan Crotin now serves as a Research Associate and Adjunct Thesis Advisor for the Department of Kinesiology’s master’s concentration in Sports Performance. To read more about Dr. Crotin Please click here .
Dr. Crotin co-authored a study with Dr. Dan Ramsey titled “Stride length impacts sagittal knee biomechanics in flat ground baseball pitching.” Interested individuals can use the link below to hear the presentation given by Dr. Ramsey at the 21st Biennial Meeting for the Canadian Society for Biomechanics. Presentation
Coronavirus and Youth sports: read Dr. Blazo's most recent research article about "Parents grow more worried about their child returning to sports". (July 14th 2020)
July 9th 2020, Department of Kinesiology at Louisiana Tech University presented 2 posters at NSCA national conference 2020.Please click on following link for more information.
Correlation of Power to Fastball Velocity of Collegiate Baseball Pitchers: Presented by Dr. David Szymanski.
Isokinetic Shoulder Strength Profile of Collegiate Baseball Pitchers: Presented by Dr. David Szymanski