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KRSS is deeply committed to pioneering interdisciplinary research that revolves around physical activity, human movement, and sport studies. Most of the research endeavors in the department are carried out in its dedicated labs. However, some research projects are also led individually by the department’s esteemed faculty members. Collaboration and a multidisciplinary approach are hallmarks of the research ethos at KRSS.

Exploring Research Opportunities

For those keen on diving into research during their time at KRSS, we encourage you to explore the labs mentioned below and familiarize yourself with the profiles of our faculty.


Applied Exercise Physiology Laboratory

The Applied Exercise Physiology Laboratory is the primary teaching laboratory for the undergraduate and graduate courses in exercise physiology and testing and prescription.

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Applied Sport Psychology Laboratory

The mission of the Applied Sport Psychology Lab (ASPL) is to maximize the athlete experience and benefits available from sport through world-leading research and programming. Research conducted within the ASPL typically focuses on sport groups and key sport stakeholders, as well as athlete and support staff for athletic organizations.

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Biomechanics/Sports Medicine Laboratory

The mission of the Biomechanics/Sports Medicine Laboratory is to improve physical health throughout their lifespan by research on mechanisms of sport injury and pathological conditions through the development, evaluation, and implementation of interventions to improve pathological conditions and prevent musculoskeletal injuries.

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Exercise & Fitness Promotion Laboratory

The Exercise & Fitness Promotion Lab’s (EFPL) mission is to improve individual and community health using contemporary theory, empirical research, and education as it relates to regular participation in physical activities that enhance health and well-being.

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Motor Behavior Laboratory

Research conducted in the MBL is typically directed toward identifying and understanding the factors that mediate motor performance, the learning of motor skills, and the control of goal-directed actions.

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Physical Activity Epidemiology Laboratory

The mission of the Physical Activity Epidemiology Laboratory is to improve the health of Americans through empirical research, increasing public awareness, and policy advocacy on issues in relation to physical activity intervention, physical activity correlates, physical health, and obesity.

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Physical Activity Assessment Laboratory

The Physical Activity Measurement Laboratory is focused on how wearable technology is used for the measurement of physical activity and sedentary behaviors.

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