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Bentson Bunker Fieldhouse

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The Bentson Bunker Fieldhouse (BBFH) Gymnasium can be configured into two basketball courts, three volleyball courts, and eight badminton courts.  The BBFH has a prescribed booking/reservation system with prescribed times allocated to the stakeholders.  BBFH may be booked/reserved outside prescribed times by contacting Colin Bailey via e-mail at or by calling (701) 231-6421.

Human Performance Laboratory

The Human Performance Laboratory (HPL) is approximately 4,100 square feet and is equipped to meet existing teaching and research requirements. Equipment supporting Teaching and Research Programs include: five treadmills and four Monark bicycle-ergometers. There are several multichannel EKG's and two Medical Graphics Metabolic carts.  HPL is also equipped with plate-loaded machines, Olympic free weights (over 2500 lbs.), a counter-balanced Smith Machine, a power squat rack. Force platforms and Dartfish software are also available.

Athletic Training Research Center (ATRC)

The Athletic Training Research Center (ATRC) is located in Room 14 of the Bentson-Bunker Fieldhouse.  Its 600 square feet of lab space is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge primarily in the areas of thermal physiology and therapeutic modalities.  A 100 square foot environmental chamber is located adjacent to the ATRC and allows NDSU scientists to investigate the physiological effects of exercise in the heat.

In addition to standard laboratory equipment (e.g., beakers, graduated cylinders), the ATRC contains specialized equipment for the measurement of biological specimens.

Biological specimens can be stored in the ATRC’s -80°C New Brunswick U570 freezer.  The ATRC also has three analytical balances for measuring mass: a Denver Instrument DA150, SI-2002, and TP-214. 

The ATRC has several devices for measuring body, skin, and tissue temperature.  Two YSI 4600 thermometers and 401 probes can be used to measure rectal or esophageal temperature.  Skin and tissue temperature can be measured using a 16-channel Isothermex unit.

Muscle activity can also be measured in the ATRC.  Two, wireless BIOPAC MP150 data acquisition systems (a 2-channel BioNomadix system and a 4-channel TEL100M-C) are housed in the ATRC to measure muscle action potentials.  Nerve and muscle stimulation studies can be performed using:

  •      a GRASS S88 dual output square pulse electrical stimulator with a stimulus isolation unit (SIU8T),
  •      a Digitimer DS7A constant current high voltage stimulator

Finally, the ATRC has two Solaris 808 Dynatron units and a Terason t3200 diagnostic ultrasound system capable of producing images with power and color Doppler.  Linear and curvilinear transducers allow the flexibility of imaging patients with frequencies between 2 and 15 MHz.

Nutrition/Dietetics Laboratories

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The Nutrition Laboratory is located on the third floor of the Family Life Center and totals approximately 2,000 square feet of space.  The Nutrition Laboratory is equipped with basic molecular biology, biochemical, and tissue culture instrumentation.

The Food Production Management Laboratory is located on the third floor of the Family Life Center and is equipped with quantity cooking equipment.  After the students have completed training in the Food Science and preparation kitchens, their learning is further enhanced by training in facility catering.  The students essentially operate their own restaurant for an entire semester, serving food with fine linen and china.  For more information on the student operated restaurant, please see 800 Cafe. The Food Production Management Laboratory also tests quantity recipes.  

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North Dakota State University
HNES: +1 (701) 231-7474
Physical address: Bentson Bunker Fieldhouse Room 1, 1301 Centennial Blvd., Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 2620/PO Box 6050/Fargo, ND 58108-6050
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