Skip to main

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 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 from Department Head Barry Braun.


Our research laboratories housed in the HPCRL are making discoveries in understanding aging-related disorders to extend human healthspan.

Performance Analysis

The Performance Analysis program is designed to optimize the Performance Health of endurance, community, and emerging athletes.  We offer such services and testing to measure individualized: endurance potential, training and recovery status, body composition, caloric requirements, and gait analysis.

Resources for CSU Researchers

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.

Heart Disease Prevention Program

The Heart Disease Prevention Program is open to individuals who are interested in health assessments of known risk factors for cardiovascular disease. We also offer First Responder Evaluation Programs for firefighters and law enforcement officers.

Get Involved

Explore opportunities to get involved in research. Students can explore volunteer opportunities in the labs. Community members can explore the benefits of volunteering to be a part of our many research studies improving human health.