Activity Promotion Laboratory
Located in room 101 of Minges Coliseum, the Activity Promotion Lab (APL) is home to the most advanced research and teaching in the area of physical activity and its promotion. The lab is equipped with various activity monitors, a COSMED K4b2 , a BOD POD GS, treadmills, elliptical machines, exercise bicycles, and strength training equipment.
The Mission of the APL: The APL supports research and teaching in the area of physical activity promotion to improve the health and quality of life of people throughout their lifespan. Physical activity is a behavior that promotes positive health outcomes such as weight management, chronic disease prevention and management, and improved mental health among others. As such, faculty members and students of the APL engage in various projects ranging from measurement of physical activity to interventions aimed at promoting physical activity across the lifespan in a variety of settings.
The East Carolina University After-School Activity Program (ASAP) is sponsored by the Activity Promotion Laboratory. ASAP is housed in Christenbury Gym on campus and provides a healthy and active after-school environment for 5- to 12-year-old children.