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The Sport & Movement Science Laboratory (SMSL)Applied Physiology Laboratory (APL), and Motor learning Laboratory are three of the research and teaching laboratory spaces within the Department of Kinesiology at Louisiana Tech University. These three laboratories collectively known as Human Performance Laboratories (HPL). The purpose of these laboratories is to educate and investigate factors contributing to improvements in human performance across the lifespan and a reduction in injury rates during training, competition, and activities of daily living.

Faculty within the Department of Kinesiology are actively involved in ongoing projects within the space, including Department Chair, Dr. David Szymanski, Dr.Jordan Blazo, Dr. Ben Gleason and Vishesh Singh. Other Department of Kinesiology faculty are also associated with research within the ongoing research projects with the department and laboratory spaces. 

Dr. David Szymanski is an internationally renowned researcher, primarily focusing on factors associated with enhancing sport performance, baseball and softball performance, and strength and condition. He previously served as the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Louisiana Tech University baseball team and the Auburn University baseball team.


Recent news and information regarding the labs can be found on our News Page

Sport & Movement Science Lab News & Announcements 

Recent News:

Dr. Szymanski Gives presentation on Dr. Szymanski and the Scientific Quest for Optimal Baseball Performance” at Texas A&M University.Click here for More Details

Dr. Gleason gives presentation to Biomedical Engineering  about  "Research in Sport Performance" Click Here

Dr. Szymanski Speaks to West Monroe High school baseball team on “Resistance Training for High School Baseball Players”. Click here For More Details


Dr. Jordan Blazo presents his study in a conference at San Diego.click here

Wall Street Journal highlights Dr. Szymanki's research work in an article titled "A Theory Strikes Out: Weighted Bats Don’t Quicken the Swing". for more details: click here

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:  **Department of Kinesiology offers new GTA positions

Bossier Parish High school students visit Department of kinesiology. 
  •  On 1/20/17, Kelly Wheeler(Sports Medicine teacher in Bossier Parish) brought the HS to Louisiana Tech. Students have shown interest in attending Louisiana Tech as well as majoring in Kinesiology. Students also visited the different Labs present in the department.More Details

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