Labs & Research Centers

You’ll have the opportunity to work as a volunteer or assist with faculty research conducted in state-of-the-art research laboratories, which include the

  • Control of Balance and Locomotion Laboratory, where new techniques and assistive devices are developed for treatment of patient populations with balance disorders including Parkinson’s disease, individuals with the loss of inner ear function, elderly individuals at risk of falling and the athletes with concussion.
  • Athletic Training Division Laboratory, part of the Biokinetics Research Laboratory, where researchers focus on enhancing prevention, care and rehabilitation of injuries in a physically active population.
  • Cardiovascular Genomics Laboratory, where researchers look at cardiovascular and skeletal muscle systems using approaches that include research techniques in bioinformatics, cell biology, molecular genetics and physiology.
  • Sport Concussion Laboratory, where collaborative and translational research is conducted that connects basic science and clinical practice.

Learn more about the Department of Kinesiology’s laboratories. 

Research Funding

In 2016, the National Science Foundation placed the university among the top 100 in terms of research expenditures, which amounted to $242 million. Learn more about the university’s research support efforts.