Exercise Science Research Center

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The Exercise Science Research Center is the premier exercise research facility in Arkansas. The Center is housed in the HPER building of the University of Arkansas within the Department of Health, Human Performance, and Recreation. Our Center features many prominent research faculty who bring diverse experiences and perspectives to the field of Exercise Physiology.

The center is a student-centered facility serving to be a leader the field of Exercise Science as well as training the next generation of scientists.

Our Mission

  • To serve as a multidisciplinary unit for the initiation and conducting of research focusing upon health, exercise, and performance
  • To provide educational outreach programs for targeted groups with an emphasis on collaborative and cooperative programs with agencies in the state and region
  • To provide additional educational experiences for our undergraduate and graduate students in exercise science
  • To emphasize collaborative and cooperative approaches to research and programming

The Exercise Science Research Center serves both the scientific as well as Arkansas community. Interested in becoming more active and wanting some personal exercise training? Check out our widely popular Fitness for Fun Program. Or are you interested in knowing more about your current fitness ? We offer many pay-for-services exercise testing to the community to evaluate your personal fitness!

Our Center also features some rooms that can be reserved by other researchers and faculty members. Specifically, the teaching lab (HPER 321-J) is available for meetings, teaching, research, etc. The max capacity is 25 individuals (i.e., there are 25 stools). There is A-V equipment for presentations, and there are 2 long tables that accommodate a total of ~6-10 individuals. If it is available at a time you would like to reserve it (you can check availability on our center calendar), please send a calendar invite to Megan Rosa-Caldwell exercise@uark.edu

We also have various fitness equipment available for check out. If you are interested in checking out equipment, please fill out this form, and Megan Rosa-Caldwell will respond in ~24 hours. If you have questions about equipment available for checkout please email exercise@uark.edu.

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