Exercise Physiology Lab
Beginning in 2006, the Illinois State University Board of Trustees provided Illinois State University the approval for the funding and construction of a 170,000 square foot Student Fitness Center to house Campus Recreation, Health Promotion and Wellness, and the School of Kinesiology and Recreation. With the construction of the Student Fitness Center, McCormick Hall underwent extensive changes. The building maintained its historic facade on the exterior, while providing a variety of interior changes to create a state- of-the-art learning facility for Illinois State students, including the construction of the Exercise Physiology and Fitness Laboratory.
The laboratory comprises a total of approximately 4300 square feet separated by a newly built classroom which provides a location for laboratory based instruction (classroom size for 24 students) as well as breakout rooms for hands on instruction in the areas of fitness assessment, metabolic testing, body composition, pulmonary function analysis, and blood chemistry. Students in exercise physiology and exercise science are encouraged to participate and get involved in on-going laboratory research activities of faculty and students or pursue their own research interests.They are also encouraged to gain "hands-on" experience by either participating in or helping with the variety of physical assessments (body composition, lung function, oxygen consumption analysis, etc.) that frequently occur throughout each semester. The primary function of the exercise physiology laboratory is to better prepare ISU students for post-graduate careers through involvement in teaching, research and community service.