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David Paul, Ph.D
Assistant Professor
Office: PEB 105
Phone: (208) 885-5537
Email: dpaul@uidaho.edu

Chantal Vella, Ph.D

Assistant Professor & Director Exercise
Physiology Laboratory
Office: PEB 108
Phone: (208) 885-2189
Email: cvella@uidaho.edu
Studenting running on treadmill

Human Performance Laboratory

The Human Performance Laboratory at the University of Idaho includes the Exercise Physiology laboratory and the Biomechanics Laboratory.

Exercise Physiology Laboratory: Equipped to conduct metabolic, cardiorespiratory, cardiac, and body composition research. The Exercise Physiology Lab has technologically advanced equipment for a wide array of performance and physiological testing.

Biomechanics Laboratory: Equipped to conduct biomechanical and motor control research. The laboratory houses force plate technology and infrared camera testing.

Exercise Physiology

Equipment available in the laboratory includes:

• Metabolic cart
• ECG systems
• Cardiac output monitoring system (PhysioFlow)
• Treadmills
• Cycle ergometers
• Anthropometric measurement devices
• Bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA)
• Skinfold calipers
• Bod Pod
• Blood draw and assay equipment
• Ultra low-temperature lab freezer
• Refrigerated centrifuge

Research Projects

The Women’s Health Study: Research by Assistant Professor Chantal Vella