Late last year, Florida State University (FSU) opened a performance laboratory designed to improve sports performance and reduce sports-related injuries. The lab is part of the university’s Institute of Sports Sciences and Medicine (ISSM). According to the FSU website, “The Human Performance Laboratory . . . will house research teams who will study the variables of sports performance, including acceleration, speed, agility, strength, endurance, proprioception and biomechanics . . . The studies will also focus on the prevention and treatment of athletic injuries.”

“This is a great day for our institute and for the university because this laboratory is going to help attract and retain faculty members in a number of areas,” says Mark J. Kasper, director of ISSM. “Students will realize that they need to come to Florida State because of the opportunities they will have to get hands-on experience in the study and research of sports medicine and athletic performance.”