The School of Kinesiology and Health Studies is located at 28 Division Street at the core of Queen’s University’s campus. Included are excellent laboratory resources in the fields of exercise physiology and related disciplines. Measurement capabilities include computerized systems for the determination of exercise metabolism, cardiorespiratory and cardiovascular functions, as well as facilities and equipment for the analysis of body composition and blood biochemistry.
The cardiovascular stress response laboratory includes a large partitioned space for research participant testing with separate areas for data analysis and participant interviews. The laboratory houses equipment for assessing vascular function and structure, including ultrasound for imaging and measuring blood flow velocity in large blood vessels, tonometers for assessing arterial stiffness and cycle ergometers and force sensors for performing large and small muscle mass exercise.
The SKHS exercise physiology lab includes clinical rooms for blood sampling, a treadmill exercise room equipped with 8 state-of-the-art treadmills, statistics analysis office, and research analysis offices. Additional research space is available through the School of Rehabilitation Therapy located close to the Medical Library, and the Regional Rehabilitation Centre of Kingston General Hospital. These resources greatly enhance the scope for research associated with the program.
The human vascular control lab includes equipment for measuring the velocity of blood flow through the brachial artery using the Pulsed Doppler Ultrasound. Other equipment includes a Transcranial Doppler Ultrasound and access to a variety of exercise equipment including leg pressers and treadmills.
The muscle physiology lab includes equipment used for extracting muscle tissue samples.