Human Energy Research Laboratory


MSU's Department of Kinesiology provides testing and evaluation for MSU and the surrounding community through the Human Energy Research Laboratory (HERL). The Lab has access to a variety of equipment, as well as trained technicians for measurements using the devices. They welcome collaborations with both on and off-campus groups and individuals. The Lab's capabilities include:

  • Measurement of VO2max or submaximal exercise capacity using indirect calorimetry (portable and non-portable)
  • Assessment of lung function via spirometry
  • Evaluation of anaerobic capacity using Wingate testing
  • Body composition assessment via air displacement (BodPod)


IM Circle, Room 30, East Lansing, MI 48824


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