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, Dr. Mu Qiao, and Mr. Vishesh Singh. Other Department of Kinesiology faculty are also associated with research within the ongoing research projects with the department and laboratory spaces.

Recent News:

New Research Study in Department of Kinesiology: Dr. Castleberry has begun data collection for his research on "Blood Pressure Responses to Various Load Bearing Apparatuses in Police Officers". (Sep. 30th, 2020)

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)

NSCA National Conference has accepted two posters submitted by Dr. Szymanski about his recent research on Baseball Pitchers.

Dr. Gleason spoke at at the American Football Coaches Association national conference in Nashville on 01/12/2020. Click Here

Department of Kinesiology began a Baseball research study focusing on different physiological and anthropometric characteristics of Division I college baseball players. Click Here For Details

Craig Kramer, the VP of Business Development at NCS America, visited Department of Kinesiology at Louisiana Tech University to collect Pilot data using "ShowMotion". "ShowMotion" is an equipment which track scapular motion in all three plane during shoulder movement. Learn More

Dr. Blazo has recently been named the 'Reviewer of the Year’ for the journal Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly.

Dr. Mu Qiao has been recognized as outstanding contributions to review the manuscripts submitted to the Journal of Theoretical Biology. The Journal of Theoretical Biology is a peer-reviewed high impact journal covering theoretical, mathematical, computational and statistical aspects of biology.

HPL has recently added COSMED K5 unit (Portatable Metabolic device). K5 is one of the most advanced technology available in market to measure metabolic parameters.Click Here for details

La Tech Department of Kinesiology is working the Special Olympic Athlete "Seth Hanchey" with his Power-lifting training as well as resistance training for Paralympics .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 More Detail

Dr Qiao and Dakota hill receives Center for Biomedical Engineering and Rehabilitation Science (CBERS) research support award.Click Here