Biodynamics and Human Performance Center

About Us

The Biodynamics and Human Performance Center was established as a result of a collaborative effort between the Departments of Health Sciences and Rehabilitation Sciences.  Because both academic departments had a need to provide students and faculty with access to a facility dedicated to studying the prevention, evaluation and treatment of movement related disease and injury, the Biodynamics and Human Performance Center became a reality in January 2008.  Directed by Dr. Bryan Riemann (Sports Medicine Program) with assistance by Dr. George Davies (Physical Therapy Program), the laboratory is a truly multi-disciplinary center designed to support the education, research, and public service mission of Armstrong State University in areas related to human movement.  Persons with expertise in sports medicine, physical therapy, athletic training, strength and conditioning, personal training, exercise physiology, nutrition, orthopedics, engineering and sport coaching are all directly affiliated with Center and contribute to the daily operations and activities. 

Because of the volume of projects and instrumentation acquired, the 3200 sq foot Biodynamics and Human Performance Center was recently subdivided into three sections: the Biomechanics Laboratory, the Muscle Performance Laboratory and the Exercise Physiology Laboratory.  Five full-time graduate research assistants are now employed by the Center to assist with the numerous teaching, research and service activities occurring in the Center each day.

Vision

The Biodynamics and Human Performance Center is committed to supporting the education, research, and public service mission of Armstrong State University by providing practical learning experiences for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as research opportunities for students and faculty alike. It is our intent to facilitate quality partnerships between ASU student and faculty, members of Southeast Georgia’s medical community, and commercial businesses and vendors abroad who share an interest in studying and evaluating all aspects of human movement across the lifespan.  The culmination of activities conducted in the Biodynamics and Human Performance Center will contribute to improving the health, fitness, and performance of all persons across the lifespan.
 

The Biodynamics and Human Performance Center is committed to supporting the education, research, and public service mission of Armstrong State University and facilitating external partnerships to enhance experiential learning experiences and research opportunities for students and faculty by studying and evaluating all aspects of human movement to improve the health, fitness, and performance of all persons across the lifespan.

Mission

The Biodynamics and Human Performance Center is dedicated first and foremost to providing high quality education, research, and service activities related to the study of human movement.  As Southeast Georgia’s only multi-disciplinary Center dedicated to the quantitative assessment of human movement and performance, it is the Center’s mission to contribute to the body of evidence supporting human movement and performance evaluation, training and restoration of function following injury and disease.  This is realized by ongoing facilitation and utilization of both internal and external partners.