Graduate Bulletin

Spring 2018

Facilities of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

Rehabilitation Research and Movement Performance (RRAMP) Laboratory at the Research and Development Park is a one-of-a-kind 7,000-square-foot laboratory dedicated to helping individuals with disabilities, assessing athletic performance and aiding recovery after disease or injury thought the use of a state-of-the art motion analysis system. This system is coupled with four in-ground force plates, electrymyography and an eye tracking system. There is a large computer lab for graduate students, which will be the site for student work for the PhD. Program in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences program. The laboratory houses talented faculty from the School of Health Technology and Management whose research explores ways to improve the lives of individuals with spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, stroke, Huntington’s disease and multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, amputations, orthopedic disorders, cerebral palsy, pediatric cancer, geriatric disorders, cardiovascular disease, and obesity. The RRAMP lab also includes a locomotor training center, a motor control / motor learning lab to probe motor recovery, a musculoskeletal lab currently using ultrasound diagnostic equipment to assess and train muscle control of the spine and pelvic floor, prosthetic and orthotic lab, a trans cranial magnetic stimulation and a body composition lab to explore physical changes of muscle, fat, and bone. Plans are being made to add a community fitness and wellness center for people with disabilities; this building will be housed adjacent to the RRAMP lab. The RRAMP lab is operated by faculty and staff from the School of Health Technology and Management. Located at the facility are the research director, assistant to the director, and research professors.

The PhD in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences program is housed in the RRAMP Lab (Rehabilitation Research and Movement Performance) Lab. The RRAMP lab office suite is located in the Research and Support Services Building. In addition to office space, there are four research laboratories within the secured portion of the suite. Within the building, but outside the suite proper, are a conference room, staff/student lounge, disabled patient restroom and shower, and laundry facility.