The broad purpose of the Athletic Performance, Strength, & Aging (APSA) lab is to study various topics in the field of Strength and Conditioning, Human Performance, and Sport Science as they relate to adaptations to training or associations between performance variables in various athletic and non-athletic populations.

Current research interests include examination of the effectiveness of strength and conditioning programs in adolescent athletes, examining the effects of resistance training in older adults, examining the associations among different performance components in colleagiate athletes, examining the validity and reliability of various performance measuring devices, and examining the role inter-limb asymmetries play in athletic performance and injury rates of collegiate athletes.


Current Lab Member & Lab Manager

Matthew P. Gonzalez, MS, CSCS - Doctoral Student in Translational Science

Laboratory Equipment
  • Pasco 2-Axis Portable Force Platforms
  • Optojump Photoelectric Cells and Timing Gates
  • Resistance Training Equipment including Barbells and Bumper Plates
  • Portable Isometric Mid-Thigh Pull Rig
  • Linear Encoder
  • Plyometric Boxes
Sandor Dorgo, Ph.D.


Sandor Dorgo, Ph.D.

Department Chair, Professor