Research/Teaching Labs

Our Facilities

Bentson Bunker Fieldhouse

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 Peter Zimmerman via e-mail at Peter.Zimmerman@ndsu.edu or by calling (701) 231-8917.    Click on the photo to learn more about the BBFH gym.

Exercise Science and Athletic Training Laboratory Facility

Human Performance Laboratory (HPL) - Room 15
The HPL is approximately 3.300 square feet and is equipped to meet existing teaching and research requirements. Equipment cardiovascular in nature include: five treadmills and five Monark bicycle ergometers, one Wingate ergometer, one Concept II rowing machine, two Medical Graphics Metabolic carts, one Parvo Medics metabolic cart, and one Oxycon portable metabolic cart.  Equipment for resistance training research include a Cybex plate-loaded machine, over 2500 pounds of Olympic free weights, a power squat rack, a hip sled, a cable-cross machine, an Olympic weight platform, and additional benches and weight equipment.  Four EKG systems are available for use in classes and research.  The HPL is also supplied with numerous blood pressure cuffs, Lange skinfold calipers, muscle models and skeletons.  It is supported by a projection system and computer for presentations.

Biomechanics Laboratory - Room 16
The Biomechanics Laboratory is approximately 660 square feet and is dedicated to biomechanics education and research.  It has an 8 camera Vicon Motion Capture system, an AMTI force plate, 11 Dartfish software licenses, a BIOPAC EMG system, and a Smartboard.  The Biomechanics Laboratory also contains a GE Lunar Prodigy DEXA scanner used for body composition and bone research.

AthleticTrainingExerciseScience (ATES) Laboratory - Room 14
This room is approximately 570 square feet and is dedicated to research done in exercise science and athletic training.  Included for exercise science research are a Biodex system, 4 isokinetic measurement systems, a Phillips HD11XE Ultrasound, and a Hokanson Rapid Cuff Inflator.  Athletic training research utilizes the ultrasound machine as well.  Athletic Training has an Iso Thermex Electronic Thermometer, IT-21 intramuscular thermocouples, surface thermocouples and a Terason t3200 Musculoskeletal Diagnoistic Ultrasound.  Athletic Training also has a Biopac EMG system with associated ACQknowledge for analysis purposes.

Health and Physical Education Pedagogy Lab

This unique space offers a variety of kinesthetic seating and is primarily used as a teaching lab. Teacher candidates teach health education lessons to homeschooled children in this space during both the Fall and Spring semesters. The lab also houses a variety of health and physical education resources for lesson planning and a variety of teaching technologies such as camcorders, pedometers, heart rate monitors, and a SMARTboard. Teacher candidates can often be found collaborating on group service-learning projects and other course-related activities in this lab. 

Nutrition/Dietetics Laboratories

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 spring semester, serving quality lunches 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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