Physical Education & Human Performance (PHP) Department
The difference is in the program, but facilities also allow students and faculty to test their research and methods for real-world experience. See our facilities up close »
Human Performance Lab
The 900+ square foot Human Performance Laboratory is in the Eichling Aquatics Wing (EAW) and was designed to integrate teaching and research. The laboratory is used for various classes and also serves as home to student and faculty research.
The primary instrumentation and equipment in the laboratory includes:
- Resting and stress EKG systems
- Exercise and resting metabolic assessment
- Lactate analyzer
- Pulmonary function testing equipment
- Diagnostic ultrasound
- Physical activity assessment equipment
- Customized gravity independent inertial flywheel leg press machine
- Customized knee extension machine with photogate for assessing quadriceps muscle strength and power
- Wingate anaerobic testing cycle ergometer
- Standard treadmill
- Free weights
- Agility equipment
- Medicine balls
- Timing gate for sprint work
- Lode Corival electrically braked cycle ergometer
- Hydrostatic weigh chair for body composition assessment in the adjacent pool
Eichling Aquatics Wing
The Eichling Aquatics Wing, opened January of 2011, has a two-lane lap pool, two changing rooms, a Human Performance Lab, six faculty offices and two large classrooms. Students will be able to use the pool for athletic training, along with taking beginning swimming classes, lifeguard training, water aerobics and water safety instructor courses. The pool is also used for rehabilitation purposes. The pool is open for general student use, and pool membership is offered to faculty, staff and spouses. Limited memberships are available to members within the Upland and surrounding communities. Pool membership information is available at the KSAC office, or by contacting Gary Ross at 765.998.4331 or email@example.com.
Fitness Center - “The Well”
Welcome to the Taylor University fitness center known as the "WELL." The name for our fitness facility (The "WELL") was selected based upon chapter four of the book of John, where Jesus met the Samaritan woman at the well. The woman came attending to a physical need but also had a spiritual need met. It is our hope that you may receive a spiritual benefit, as well as meeting your physical needs upon using the "WELL". The back of the "Welcome" banner above the control desk bears the two words stewardship/ownership. We believe God gave us our bodies but retains ownership. Our responsibility is to be a good steward of that gift, and care for our body not only for our personal gain but for God's glory. The "WELL" exists to help members of the Taylor community fulfill that stewardship responsibility.
Fieldhouse & Indoor Track
The Fieldhouse contains four regulation size basketball courts, each with unique features. Surrounding the courts is a beautiful 200-meter track lined for competitive use. The track is compliant with competitive intercollegiate regulations, containing regulation sprint lanes, pole vault capability and a long jump pit.