Department of Kinesiology

School of Health and Human Sciences

Labs: Exercise Physiology Research Laboratory

Lab Location

240 Coleman Building, main campus (selected research also conducted at Gateway University Research Park, North Campus)

Lab Contact

Paul Davis –


The Exercise Physiology Research Laboratory has 2400 square-feet of space and is housed in the Coleman building at UNCG. The laboratory includes state of the art instrumentation for:

  • Resting and exercise oxygen consumption assessment and monitoring
  • ECG monitoring, recording and proper interpretation
  • Performance measures on cycle ergometers (Monark and Lode) and treadmills
  • Bod Pod, hydrostatic weighing, bioelectrical impedance, and skinfolds for body composition analysis (a dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry machine is also shared with the Nutrition Department).
  • A full biochemical laboratory enabling both tissue and blood analysis for various metabolic, signaling and stress response measures.

Lines of Research

  1. The influence of exercise on regulation of antioxidant defense mechanisms and how supplementation and types of exercise may influence performance and health risk.
  2. The influence of exercise on inflammatory processes such as cortisol, pro and anti-inflammatory cytokines and hormonal factors.
  3. The effects of a three component program (exercise, health education and resource support) on fibromyalgia syndrome
  4. The influence of exercise on glucose sensitivity regulatory processes.
  5. The effectiveness of exercise in conjunction with bariatric surgery on maintaining weight loss and health related cardiovascular aspects.