Research in the Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences takes place in facilities across the Baylor University campus, and beyond. Below are a few of the notable facilities that support the top-tier research, interdisciplinary collaboration, and transformative education happening in the Robbins College.
Baylor Laboratories for Exercise Science and Technology
The Baylor Laboratories for Exercise Science and Technology (BLEST) includes three separate labs and over 4,400 square feet of functional space.
Cardiopulmonary Assessment and Health Appraisal Lab
The Cardiopulmonary Assessment and Health Appraisal Lab is a 2,000-square-foot, split-floor room. It is equipped with a variety of exercise ergometers (e.g., treadmills, cycle ergometers, recumbent cycles, elliptical trainers, upper-body ergometers), Quinton® electrocardiography and stress-testing systems, MedGraphics™ automated open-loop spirometry, and the latest Parvo-Medics® respiratory gas analysis equipment.
Body Composition Lab
The Body Composition Lab is equipped with a state-of-the-art Hologic™ dual x-ray absorptiometer (DXA) for estimating body composition and bone density.
Vascular Imaging and Ultrasound Lab
The Vascular Imaging and Ultrasound Lab has two Parvo-Medics® respiratory gas analysis systems dedicated to assessing resting energy expenditure.
Baylor Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic
The two story Baylor Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic is a two-story hub for clinical practice, research, and undergraduate and graduate education. The Clinic provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment for patients of all ages with difficulties in communication processes or swallowing. The facility also includes:
The Neurorehabilitation Clinic
The Language and Articulation Preschool
The Audiology Clinic
The Language and Literacy Clinic
The Mary Jo Robbins Clinic for Autism Research and Practice
Mooney Lab for Exercise, Nutrition, and Biochemistry
The Mooney Lab is set up to process, store, and analyze blood, urine, and muscle tissue samples collected in various studies. Additionally, the Mooney Lab is equipped with a number of biochemistry analyzers that can assay muscle tissue and various substrates, hormones, and gene expression (e.g., spectrophotometers, automated plate reader, multi-plex bead array, automated electrophoresis, HPLC, real time PCR, automated hematology, gene microarray system, automated DNA sequencer/analyzer, etc). The Mooney Lab has the capacity to conduct a vast array of biochemical and molecular biology techniques used in exercise physiology and nutrition research.
Parker Design and Technology Center
The Parker Design and Technology Center provides the Apparel Design and Product Development and Apparel Merchandising students access to the latest state-of-the-art apparel software, equipment, and technology. Courtesy of the Parker family, Baylor University has the most extensive collection of apparel design, merchandising, and product development software and technology of any university in North America.