The Integrative Exercise Physiology Laboratory (IEPL) is a 1,600 square foot facility housed in the Health and Physical Activities Building.  The laboratory is equipped to assess numerous physiological, biochemical, psychological, and metabolic responses to exercise and adaptations to regular exercise training. 

Research in the IEPL investigates the functioning of individual cells, systems, and organs as they apply to our understanding of the functioning of the entire human body.  These studies have implications for both health and athletic performance.  This laboratory provides collaborative opportunities for students and faculty in the Exercise Science, Biomechanics, Exercise & Sport Psychology, Coaching, and P.E. Teacher Education programs.


Graduate Assistants

Kayla Soave

Kayla is a first year student in the Exercise Physiology M.S. program. After graduating from Saginaw Valley State University with a B.S in Exercise Science, she was an intern conducting research and training older adults at University of Michigan. Her passion for exercise science stems from the therapeutic benefits of exercise, which helps to prevent diseases. Now, she studies cardiovascular and hemostatic responses of adults after an acute bout of exercise or after an exercise-training program. Currently, she is interested in researching adaptations of cardiovascular responses of older adults after participating in resistance training program. In her spare time, Kayla enjoys being immersed in nature, exercising, but most of all loves spending time with her family and friends.    Curriculum Vitae

Zachary Martin

Zac is now a second-year student in the Exercise Physiology M.S. program. After graduating from Saginaw Valley State University in 2016 with a B.S. in Exercise Science and working for several years in various positions within the emergency response and medical fields, he now studies cutaneous vascular control mechanisms in healthy humans in the Integrative Exercise Physiology Laboratory. Given his interests in autonomic cardiovascular control and thermoregulation, he will soon be applying to Ph.D. programs to continue pursuing these research tracks. When not conducting research or studying for classes, Zac enjoys running, cycling, reading, cooking, and spending time with friends and family.    Curriculum Vitae