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California State University, Long Beach
Department of Kinesiology



The Kinesiology Department houses various laboratories that allow our students to study hands-on to better prepare them for their future careers:


  • After School Adapted Physical Activity Program (ASAPP)

  • The program is offered to children ages 5 through 12 with disabilities and special needs. Provided is small group (2 or 1-1 child/staff ratio) instruction by university students enrolled in the KIN Department and studying to receive an Adapted Physical Education Teaching Credential under the supervision of Dr. Barry Lavay. Activities emphasized through individualized and group instruction include fundamental motor skills, health-related physical fitness, cooperative lead-up games, sports, relaxation activities, and social responsibility. Two, 10-week sessions are offered during the CSULB academic year (Fall and Spring) on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons for 1 hour. The cost is $150.00 for each 10-week program of 20 sessions including a motor assessment and IEP. Some full and partial scholarships are available based on need. The website provides a program brochure. Contact information or email Dr. Barry Lavay at

  • Biomechanics/Motor Behavior Laboratory

  • Fitness Instructional Laboratory

    The Fitness Instruction Laboratory enables students to develop practical exercise programming techniques within an applied exercise physiology environment. In Fitness we touch on various aspects of programming methods including strength and conditioning, group training, personal training, and special populations. The laboratory is a 2500 square foot space that is used for lectures as well as hands-on instruction. The facility is designed as a personal training and group exercise studio to mimic real world application of fitness training. The facility houses resistance, cardiorespiratory, balance, movement analysis, flexibility, balance, and body composition assessment and training equipment.

    Our Fitness Laboratory is equipped with:

    · TecnoBody, IsoFree with Force platform and 3D camera

    · InBody 720 BIA

    · WoodWay Curve

    · Squat Rack

    · Leg Press

    · Bench Press

    · Bumper Plates

    · Resistance Bands

    · Battle Ropes

    · Kettle Bells

    · Steps

    · Barbells

    · Dumbbells

    · Group Fitness Barbells

    · Bosu Balls

    · Stability Balls

    · Treadmills

    · EMG

  • Movement Science Laborator

    The purpose of the CSULB Movement Science Lab is to discover how humans produce, control, and learn movements. Whether it be a stroke patient learning how to walk or an athlete training to win a gold medal in the Olympics, the Movement Science Lab will be critical for identifying speed, position, and force characteristics that are critical for successful movement outcomes. The Movement Science Lab will also study how your senses or perception contribute to how you interpret and make movement decisions in various environments. These environments range from sport settings where you have to anticipate the movements of an opponent or interpreting the surface you are walking on so that you stay safe and upright.

  • Physical Education Teacher Education (P.E.T.E.) Laboratory

    This lab has computers with software that enables students to view their teaching videos and complete self-evaluation forms. Additionally the digital video software (iMovie) on these computers enables pre-service teachers at both the undergraduate and credential level to create digital videos of their teaching that is required for the credential program and for Teaching Performance Assessment (TPAs), the completion of which is required by the California Commission onTeacherCredentials (CTC). For the Technology in Physical Education class the video editing capabilities of these computers enables students to create instructional videos.

  • Physiology of EXercise and Sports (PEXs) Laboratory

    The Physiology of EXercise and Sport (PEXS) lab focuses on understanding the underlying factors regulating skeletal muscle mass and function as well as investigating metabolic adaptations that occur with acute and chronic exercise. The PEXS lab utilizes cutting-edge technologies investigating physiological responses to exercise at the molecular, cellular, whole muscle, and whole body levels. Our research has wide-ranging implications for improving health and human performance across various populations ranging from athletes, individuals with disease or disability, and from the very young to our aging population. Our major equipment include a Humac Norm isokinetic dynamometer, Parvomedics metabolic cart, two Cosmed Quark CPET metabolic carts, Mortara ECG system, GE iDXA, Quantstudio 6 real-time PCR machine, Molecular Devices m2e microplate reader, and BIO-RAD gel electrophoresis equipment.

  • Sport and Exercise Psychology Laboratory

    The Sport and Exercise Psychology Laboratory provides CSULB faculty and graduate students of the program with a location to conduct research, collaborate, and provide mental skills training to members of the athletic community. Current research in the lab utilizes both qualitative and quantitative designs and is focused on topics related to coaching youth sport, athlete and coaching efficacy, injury recovery, mental toughness, and social influences on exercise behavior. Equipment available within the lab for research and mental skills training include: teambuilding equipment, video cameras, biofeedback systems, and computers equipped with statistical software.

  • Sport Studies Laboratory