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Biodynamics and Human Performance Center

Welcome to Armstrong State University’s Biodynamics and Human Performance Center website.  On the website you will find information regarding facilities, current and past research projects, community partners, and current news and events.  Whether you are a prospective student, academic faculty member, member of the medical community or a commercial business/vendor who has an interest in studying and evaluating all aspects of human movement across the lifespan, we invite you to contact us and become involved with our Center. 

The 3200 sq foot Biodynamics and Human Performance Center resides in Ashmore Hall.  Functionally the Center is subdivided into three laboratories, Biomechanics Laboratory, Muscle Performance Laboratory and the Exercise Physiology Laboratory.  Three 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.

Research

Biomechanics Laboratory

a man holding a basketball with sensors attached to his arm

Exercise Physiology Laboratory

a man running on a treadmill while hooked up to a breathing apparatus

  • Parvo TrueOne Metabolic Cart
  • DEXA
  • Vacumetrics Metabolic Cart
  • Fitnex Synchronized Treadmill
  • Bioimpedence Body Composition
  • Skinfold Calipers
  • Heart Rate Monitors
  • Trigger Hand Aneroid Kit
  • Precor Elliptical
  • Precor Recumbent Bike
  • Precor Treadmill

Muscle Performance Laboratory

a woman observing another woman using exercise equipment

  • Biodex System 4 Testing and Exercise Dynamometer
  • GE Logiq E Ultrasound Machine
  • DS2 Platform
  • Upper Body Ergometer
  • ERMI Computerized Instrumented Shoulder and Knee Models
  • Vertec Vertical-Jump Tester
  • Plyoback
  • Shuttle MVP
  • Hand Held Dynamometer
  • Exercise Equipment

NEWS:

Read More $5.2 Million Federal Grant to Provide Scholarships to Underserved Students in Waters College of Health Professions

(October 6, 2017) – Armstrong State University Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Graduate Studies Donna Brooks, Ph.D., is the recipient of a four-year U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration’s Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students Program Grant valued at $5.2 million.

Read More Armstrong to Present Visiting Writers Series Event Featuring Elise Blackwell on Oct. 5

(September 28, 2017) - Armstrong State University’s College of Liberal Arts will present a reading by acclaimed writer Elise Blackwell. The author of five novels, including Hunger, which was named the "Best Book of 2003” by the Los Angeles Times, Blackwell will read from her latest work of fiction, The Lower Quarter

Read More New Waters College of Health Professions Facility Breaks Ground

(Aug. 29, 2017) – Armstrong State University officially broke ground earlier today on the new building that will house the Waters College of Health Professions in Savannah. Georgia Governor Nathan Deal praised the $22 million state-of-the-art facility at a ceremony attended by more than 300 community leaders, political dignitaries, faculty, staff and students.

Read More Governor Nathan Deal Approves $22 Million in Construction Funding for New College of Health Professions Center at Armstrong

(May 1, 2017) – Today, Governor Nathan Deal signed the FY18 budget for the State of Georgia, which includes $22 million in construction funding to build a health professions building on the Armstrong State University campus.

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