Applied Medicine Research Clinic

A research laboratory has been associated with the Athletic Training Program for about 30 years. The laboratory’s name has changed throughout those years; the current title is the Applied Medicine Research Center (AMRC). Currently, the center is located in the basement of the Student Services Building on Indiana State University’s campus (room A-15) and occupies approximately 1400 ft of dedicated lab space. The AMRC is operated by the Department of Applied Medicine and Rehabilitation and managed by the Department’s research committee.

This space is utilized predominately for research purposes but may also be used for teaching purposes. The AMRC is divided into six different areas:  two quiet rooms, a neuromechanics /therapeutic modalities research lab, a biochemistry research lab, the Exercise and Cardiovascular Research Lab, a data collection room, and two storage rooms.

Additional College of Nursing, Health, and Human Services research laboratories (Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, and Motor Learning) are situated across the street from the AMRC in the College of Nursing, Health, and Human Services Arena Building. There are also two large gymnasiums in the Arena which may be used for data collection that cannot be accommodated in the AMRC.

The AMRC is equipped with a variety of capital equipment items that are used for research and teaching. The above equipment is supported by multiple computers. The AMRC was created to assist both faculty and students with research in an attempt to further the foundational knowledge of the students and faculty in the Department of Applied Medicine and Rehabilitation. The Department of Applied Medicine and Rehabilitation has twelve faculty members active in research, studying a variety of specialty areas. The primary research focuses of the AMRC include but are not limited to: 1) efficacy concerning therapeutic modality use, 2) neuromechanics of rehabilitation and exercise, 3) study of thermoregulation and hydration behavior, 4) cardiovascular effects on the human body. Please see the link below for more information (Faculty Research Specialties).