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Excellence in Research Our Research Facility

The Human Performance Clinical Research Laboratory (HPCRL) is a multidisciplinary biomedical and behavioral research center housed in the Department of Health and Exercise Science. The HPCRL provides a home for interdisciplinary research, training, and outreach efforts that address the etiology, prevention, intervention and treatment of major aging-related diseases including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer, as well as degenerative conditions like stroke, frailty, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease that are associated with aging.

Professor and student with research subject

Heart Disease Prevention Program and First Responder Evaluation Programs

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.

Researchers with a firefighter on a treadmill

Performance Evaluations

More information on our new expansive performance testing coming soon!

Resources for CSU Researchers

CSU researchers looking for specialized clinical resources such as space and equipment have the opportunity to use Health and Exercise Science facilities on a fee-for-service basis. Contact Manager of Research Operations Laurie Biela for more information and pricing.

Human Performance Lab Exterior

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering in research programs is a wonderful way to explore various disciplines encompassed in our department and to gain experience in your area of interest. You will get exposure to a variety of physiological testing techniques and laboratory research areas and explore clinical and research health fields as career options.