Human Performance Laboratory (HPL) is a high-technology research facility, designed with multiple integrated spaces to facilitate interdisciplinary teaching, research, and engagement.
The Human Performance Laboratory (HPL) at Wichita State University is dedicated to providing students majoring in Exercise Science within the Department of Human Performance Studies with the opportunity to utilize the knowledge and skills obtained during the educational process.
To allow for this hands-on experience, the laboratory provides athletes of all ability levels, the Wichita community, and persons looking to begin a lifetime of exercise the ability to receive up-to-date evaluations and recommendations. These evaluations consist of examination of cardiovascular risk, biomechanical and motion analysis, fitness and training status, and guidance on how to improve and implement fitness and sport specific training into their lives.
The HPL also facilitates interdisciplinary collaborative opportunities through research,
entrepreneurship, product development, and private industry projects. HPL promotes
the integration of student learning with application to explore and address industry
and societal needs associated with human exercise performance and fundamental human
physiology in sport, exercise, and health.
Innovation & Vision
Unique to the HPL is the development and design of performance and health technologies.
the HPL is credited with assisting in the start-up of 30+ local and national companies. The HPL is also actively involved in industry and FDA regulation product validation research.