Have you ever watched a professional skier, dancer, soccer player,
or any other athlete and wondered, how do they do that? Now you
can find out! In this camp, you will discover how incredible the
human body is by touching hearts, lungs, bones, and muscles. You
will see how researchers and doctors measure a person's endurance,
strength, and power by testing it on yourself and your classmates.
You will learn how the brain develops new skills, and how computers
can be used to track your body's movements. You will cook a delicious
and nutritious meal, and test the nutrients that float in your blood.
Gain a deeper understanding of health and human movement through this
hands-on experience, and impress your friends with your knowledge of
science and the human body. Co-sponsored with the College of Health.
- Take part in motor learning experiments at the Neuroscience Laboratory in Research Park.
- Visit the Department of Biology's Human Cadaver Laboratory.
- Learn about body composition, fat and carbohydrate metabolism at PEAK Health and Fitness.
- Perform exercise physiology experiments to determine both endurance and power capacity in the Department of Health, Kinesiology, and Recreation's Human Performance Laboratory.
- Study the mechanics of movement in the School of Physical Therapy's Motion Capture Laboratory.
Each of these hands-on experiences are preceded by a period of classroom
lecture and discussion to give the students a solid introduction into each
topic and the College of Health.