Health and Exercise Science Laboratory

Director: Dr. Marcus Kilpatrick

The Health and Exercise Science Laboratory (HES Lab) is located within the School of Exercise Science at the University of South Florida. The HES Lab functions to measure psychological and physiological variables within the context of aerobic exercise. Research in the lab aims to better understand the exercise experience with the end goal of improving acute exercise experiences and long-term exercise adherence. The HES Lab allows for testing of aerobic capacity on cycles and treadmills using contemporary metabolic equipment.

Current Research Projects                                                 

The primary current project for the lab is an NIH-funded study investigating the effects of high-intensity interval training on exertion, mood, and enjoyment.

Lab Research

  • Durrer, CG, Little, JP, Wan, Z, Martinez, N, Hummel, ML, Jenkins, NT, Kilpatrick, MW. (2015). Differential impact of acute high-intensity exercise on circulating endothelial microparticles and insulin resistance between males and females. PLoS One, 10,0115860.
  • Kilpatrick, MW, Martinez, N, Little, JP, Jung, ME, Jones, AM, Price, NW, Lende, DH. (2014). Impact of High-Intensity Interval Training on Perceived Exertion. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. Epub ahead of print.
  • Kilpatrick, MW, Greeley, SJ. (2014). Exertional Responses to Sprint Interval Training: A Comparison of 30-Sec. and 60-Sec. Conditions. Psychological Reports. 114, 854-865.
  • Patience, M, Kilpatrick, MW, Flory, S, Watterson, T, Sun, H. (2013). Sports Game Play: A Comparison of Moderate to Vigorous Physical Activities in Adolescents. Journal of School Health, 83, 818-823.
  • Kilpatrick, MW, Bortzfield, AL, & Giblin, LM. (2012). Impact of Exercise Trials With Varied Intensity Patterns on Perceptions of Effort: An Evaluation of Predicted, In-Task, and Session Exertion. Journal of Sports Sciences. 30, 825-832.