Applied Physiology Lab

The Applied Physiology Laboratory (APL) at Pittsburg State University serves as a student and research driven educational center dedicated to preparing students in the Exercise Science program to pursue careers as Physical and Occupational Therapists, Physicians, Cardiac Rehabilitation Exercise Specialists, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists (NSCA-CSCS), Certified Clinical Exercise Specialists (CES) or Certified Personal Trainers (CPT), and/or Master’s or Doctoral Graduate Students. The laboratory also conducts performance testing on collegiate and professional athletes, as well as recreational athletes. The APL, in conjunction with the Exercise Science program, prepares students to complete a number of certifications through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). These certifications allow students and graduates to become certified as personal trainers, clinical exercise specialists, and strength and conditioning specialists, to name a few. The Exercise Science program and the Applied Physiology Laboratory have been designated as a National Strength and Conditioning Association Education Recognition program since June 2007. 

APL Community Fitness

Community Fitness Testing

The Applied Physiology Lab offers fitness testing for community members.

APL Research


The Applied Physiology Lab is a student and research driven educational center.

APL Partnerships


The Applied Physiology Lab partners with various institutions across the nation.

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Applied Physiology Lab Faculty

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Dr. Mike Carper


Contact Us

To learn more about the Applied Physiology Lab or schedule a fitness testing appointment, please contact us by e-mail or at 620-235-6021.

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Exercise Science

Students in the Exercise Science program work in the Applied Physiology Lab to apply knowledge and gain real world experience.

Exercise Science at Pitt State