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Combining Research with Health and Wellness

The Human Performance Clinical Research Lab, designated as a CSU Program of Research and Scholarly Excellence since 2008, supports the departmental mission to discover new knowledge through excellence in research in the areas of health and exercise science and to disseminate that knowledge through academic and outreach programs.

Our areas of research include:

  • Aging and Chronic Disease
  • Behavior and Lifestyle Modification
  • Functional Performance
  • Neurological Function and Dysfunction
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Pursuing the etiology, prevention, intervention, and treatment of aging-related diseases.

Learn about how each of our labs is making discoveries in understanding aging-related disorders and how to extend the human healthspan.

Play a key role in helping to push the boundaries of science and clinical research.

Curious and motivated undergraduates desiring to work and learn as part of a research team.

  • Asset 11 Full-Time Research Operations Team
  • Asset 81 PRSE Designation since 2008
  • 11 Faculty Labs wet lab and clinical facilities

Connecting with Our Community

Through health, wellness, and research endeavors.

Optimize your performance health. Our testing services include:

  • endurance potential
  • training and recovery status
  • body composition
  • training zone determination

The Heart Disease Prevention Program is open to anyone who wants to learn more about their individual heart disease risk factors and overall health. We also offer First Responder Evaluation Programs for firefighters and law enforcement officers.

We collaboratively provide a wide range of clinical services and resources to CSU researchers. The HPCRL has the expertise and facilities to support clinical studies on a fee for service basis.

Our Research Facility

The Human Performance Clinical Research Laboratory is a biomedical and behavioral research center housed in the Department of Health and Exercise Science. Our mission is to provide a home for interdisciplinary research, training, and outreach efforts that address the etiology, prevention, intervention, and treatment of major aging-related diseases. Learn more about our research facility in this YouTube video featuring Department Head, Barry Braun.

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11th International Symposium on Gait and Balance in Multiple Sclerosis

The Department of Health and Exercise Science is excited to organize the 11th Annual International Symposium on Gait and Balance in Multiple Sclerosis. The hybrid symposium will be on Saturday, September 18, 2021, from 8:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.

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Do Research and Get Your Degree

Our research program is closely connected with the Department of Health and Exercise Science. Students in HES programs are an integral component of our research program at the HPCRL. Learn more about the programs.

Health and Exercise Science Research News

Human Performance Clinical Research Lab Upcoming Events