Exercise Science Research Center

The Exercise Science Research Center (formerly the Human Performance Laboratory) operates within the Department of Health, Human Performance, and Recreation. Primarily, faculty from Kinesiology/Exercise Science have the responsibility for coordinating research efforts that emanate from the center.

The center is a student-centered facility with a unique dual purpose that includes research and educational components.


  • 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

View the center calendar (click on "week" view in the upper right corner). 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 accomodate a total of ~6-10 individuals. If it is available at a time you would like to reserve it, please send a calendar invite to JD Adams jxa014@uark.edu

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Visit YouTube to view this video full screen. It's about research being done by students and faculty in the center.