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The Human Performance Lab

To EXPLORE the factors and limits of Human Performance.
To EVALUATE Human Performance.
To EDUCATE students and practitioners of Human Performance.
To ENHANCE Human Performance.

The Human Performance Laboratory at Boise State University is a facility designated to teach, conduct research, and provide service to faculty, staff, students, and individuals in the community. Among the physiological and fitness parameters measured in the laboratory are:

  • cardiorespiratory endurance (maximal oxygen uptake),
  • anaerobic power,
  • muscular fitness (strength and endurance),
  • muscular flexibility,
  • body composition,
  • pulmonary function,
  • resting and stress electrocardiography,
  • agility,
  • balance,
  • coordination,
  • power,
  • reaction time, and
  • speed.

Testing Services

The Human Performance Lab offers body composition testing as well as other testing such as pulmonary function and flexibility. To learn about the testing services we offer, go to:  Testing Services

Athlete Performance Academy

The Athlete Performance Academy (APA) offers four-week sessions throughout the summer and school year for athletes between the ages of 14 and 18. The APA relies on age-appropriate training to create a model-learning environment to help athletes excel and gives them tools to help improve their training for years beyond their time with us.

To learn more about the APA and upcoming sessions, go to:  Athlete Performance Academy

Human Performance T-shirts

To purchase a T-shirt, use this link:  Human Performance T-shirts

HPL Location and Contact Information

The Human Performance Laboratory is located:

Norco building, first floor
1529 Belmont Street
Boise State University Campus


For more information:
(208) 426-5518