Cardiopulmonary Laboratory

  • The Cardiopulmonary Laboratory is utilized for both teaching and research purposes. Students utilize this laboratory in the following courses: Exercise Physiology, Therapeutic Exercise, Patient Management Courses - Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, and Exercise Testing and Prescription for Special Populations.

    The student participates in laboratory activities such as:
    • VO2 Max Testing
    • Determination of Resting Metabolic Rate
    • Stress Testing
    • EKG Recording and Interpretation
    • Pulmonary Function Testing
    • Plethysmography
    • Skeletal Muscle Oxygenation
    • Ankle-Brachial Index
    Equipment included in this laboratory:
    • SensorMedics Metabolic Systems (Vmax)
    • SensorMedics Pulmonary Function System
    • SensorMedics Electronically Braked Cycle
    • Quinton Stress Testing System (2 Treadmills and ECG)
    • Biopac Data Acquisition System
    • Hokanson Strain Gauge Plethysmograph
    • YSI Glucose/Lactate Analyzer              
    • Monark Cycle Ergometers
    • Sphygmomanometers, Stopwatches, etc.


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