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.


Lab Manager, undergraduate student supervisor:

Matthew P. Gonzalez, MS, CSCS - Doctoral candidate in Translational Science PhD program

Lab Members:
  • Ariel Ukaegbu (undergraduate lab assistant)
  • Gabriel Montez (undergraduate lab assistant)
  • Keilah McCracken (undergraduate lab assistant)
  • Micah Galaviz (undergraduate lab assistant)
  • Nathan Reynosa (undergraduate lab assistant)
  • Sade Adeniran (undergraduate lab assistant)
  • Samuel Tomoloju (undergraduate lab assistant)
  • Simon Hart (undergraduate lab assistant)
  • Sofia Cruz-Sauceda (undergraduate lab assistant)
  • Susu Osayande (undergraduate lab assistant)
  • Briana Singh (undergraduate student volunteer)
  • Aleida Sanchez (undergraduate student volunteer)
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


UTSA Basketball testing in action

Research Opportunities

Research opportunities may be available to qualified and well-motivated undergraduate and graduate students. The undergraduate students may earn course-credits through research opportunities (KIN4913 Independent Study, KIN4933 Practicum in Kinesiology Research). The Master’s students may work on a thesis project under the direction of a Kinesiology faculty member. Funding may also be available to assist the research work of undergraduate and graduate students. For more information please contact the laboratory supervising faculty.

Research publications