Clinical Exercise Facility

Clinical Exercise Facility Fees

1600 sq ft core facility that is well-equipped to provide a clean, safe, and user friendly exercise training and testing environment for supervised exercise clinical trials, and contains two laboratories for a wide array of human physiological and performance tests.

Clinical Research Services
To access any of the following services for your research, please contact us at exercise@uab.edu.

Exercise Training Zone

  • 17 resistance exercise stations 
  • Olympic barbells, dumbbells, and over 2000 pounds of free weight 
  • 4 stationary cycle ergometers 
  • 3 treadmills 


Cardiorespiratory Function Laboratory

  • 12-lead ECG graded exercise stress testing 
  • Aerobic power, i.e. maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max) 
  • Anaerobic power 
  • Steady state cardiorespiratory and metabolic demand during submaximal exercise (e.g., walking, running, cycling, stair climbing) 


Neuromuscular Function Laboratory

  • Joint kinematics (electrogoniometry) and kinetics
  • Maximum voluntary strength (isometric and dynamic) testing
  • Electrically evoked maximum force measurement
  • Neuromuscular power assessment Muscle fatigue testing
  • Muscle activation via surface electromyography (EMG)
  • Computerized balance assessment
  • Computerized gait analysis 


Meet the Team:
Marcas Bamman, PhD, Director
Professor of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology; Medicine, and Nutrition Sciences
Fellow, American College of Sports Medicine Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, National Strength and Conditioning Association
mbamman@uab.edu
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Craig Tuggle, MA, Facility Manager
Masters degree in Exercise Physiology
Certified Health Fitness Specialist, American College of Sports Medicine
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, National Strength and Conditioning Association
tugg12@uab.edu

To learn about student internship or assistantship opportunities: exercise@uab.edu

Physical location:

Russell Building, room B42
University of Alabama at Birmingham
1813 6th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35294-3280

Mailing address:
MCLM 966
1720 2nd Avenue South
Birmingham, AL  35294

205-934-6221
exercise@uab.edu