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Arnold School of Public Health

Exercise Science

The Department of Exercise Science (EXSC) is known for our expertise is several research areas. Our laboratories, research groups, and centers are organized by our three divisions: Applied Physiology, Health Aspects of Physical Activity, and Rehabilitation Sciences. 

Division of Applied Physiology

Clinical Exercise Research Center

CERC is equipped for state-of-the-art measurement of metabolic and cardiorespiratory responses and adaptations to exercise in human subjects. A fully automated system for measurement of metabolism is included. This facility is also equipped with the state-of-the-art DEXA machine for body composition and bone mineral analysis. We have full phlebotomy capability and provides assay analyses. This facility provides an important resource for conducting undergraduate and graduate student research projects.

FLEX Lab (Sarzynski)

The goal of the Foundations of Lipids and EXercise (FLEX) Lab is to better predict which individuals are most likely to benefit from regular exercise in the prevention & treatment of cardiometabolic risk factors by identifying biomarkers and mechanisms underlying the beneficial effects of exercise. The ultimate goal is create tailored/personalized exercise therapies towards specific health outcomes or patient subsets (i.e., precision exercise medicine).

Technology and Behavioral Intervention Lab

The goal of the Technology and Behavioral Intervention Lab is to develop effective technology-supported behavioral programs to help adults increase physical activity, decrease sedentary time, improve diet, and lose weight.

Women's Vascular Health Lab (Abbi Lane-Cordova)

The goal of the Women's Vascular Health Lab is to better understand the development of heart disease in women and interrupt the development of heart disease in women with targeted interventions.


Division of Health Aspects of Physical Activity


Division of Rehabilitation Sciences

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