Quantcast

PSU's Human Performance lab adds new technology - KOAM TV 7

PSU's Human Performance lab adds new technology

Updated:
Lindsey Gordon, a graduate student in HHPR, operates the university’s new DEXA machine. The subject of the scan is Morgan Gross, an instructor in PSU’s English Department and assistant director of the Writing Center. Lindsey Gordon, a graduate student in HHPR, operates the university’s new DEXA machine. The subject of the scan is Morgan Gross, an instructor in PSU’s English Department and assistant director of the Writing Center.

NEWS RELEASE ISSUED BY PITTSBURG STATE UNIVERSITY

Human Performance lab adds impressive technology

DEXA is just the latest piece of high-tech equipment in Pittsburg State University’s Human Performance laboratory.

DEXA, short for Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry, is sometimes referred to as a bone densitometer and measures bone density and body composition. It will be used by students in PSU’s rapidly growing Exercise Science Program.

Mike Leiker, assistant professor in the Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation (HHPR) and director of the Human Performance Lab, said DEXA will be an important learning tool for students.

“After they graduate, some of our students will likely find themselves in clinical settings where DEXA is used,” Leiker said. “This experience will not only teach them how to use the technology, but will also benefit them in developing important professional clinical relationships with clients.”

Mike Carper, who is also an assistant professor in HHPR, said DEXA will give students important information that can be used to plan or assess the effectiveness of exercise.

“We know that weight bearing activity adds to bone mass,” Carper said. “Using DEXA, we can determine whether someone’s health and wellness program is benefiting them.”

Leiker said he expects DEXA to be used by a wide variety of students, but especially by students in the “Techniques and Instrumentation,” and “Exercise Testing” classes.

“It’s also a great recruiting tool,” Leiker said.

Leiker and Carper emphasized that they will not use DEXA for diagnosis, but as a teaching and research tool.

# # #

  • NewsMore>>

  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 10-19

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 10-19

    Friday, October 19 2018 8:47 AM EDT2018-10-19 12:47:25 GMT

    While the long anticipated Block 22 lofts opened for students, the restaurants that were supposed to open by now, haven't been started.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

    More >>

    While the long anticipated Block 22 lofts opened for students, the restaurants that were supposed to open by now, haven't been started.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

    More >>
  • Hospitals Team Up for Expanded Service in SEKS

    Hospitals Team Up for Expanded Service in SEKS

    Thursday, October 18 2018 6:55 PM EDT2018-10-18 22:55:41 GMT

    Freeman Health System and Labette Health announced a formal collaboration Thursday that offers  security to the rural hospital and more services to patients currently forced to travel across the state line. 

    More >>

    Freeman Health System and Labette Health announced a formal collaboration Thursday that offers  security to the rural hospital and more services to patients currently forced to travel across the state line. 

    More >>
  • Galena Looks for District Title, Perfect Regular Season

    Galena Looks for District Title, Perfect Regular Season

    Thursday, October 18 2018 6:09 PM EDT2018-10-18 22:09:40 GMT

    The Bulldogs (7-0) will be on the road against Parsons (6-1) trying to earn the 3A District 1 title and finish off their 2nd straight undefeated regular season.

    More >>

    The Bulldogs (7-0) will be on the road against Parsons (6-1) trying to earn the 3A District 1 title and finish off their 2nd straight undefeated regular season.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly

KOAM - Licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas
Send tips, ideas and press releases to: tips@koamtv.com
Send newsroom questions or comments to: comments@koamtv.com
Phone: (417) 624-0233 or (620) 231-0400
Web comments or questions: webmaster@koamtv.com
Newsroom Fax: (417) 624-3158

Powered by Frankly, Inc. All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KOAM. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.