The Performance and Health Optimization Center is a compilation of research laboratories, outreach programs, and individualized assessments designed to help people achieve maximum outcomes in health, fitness, and sports performance. The Center is housed in the Kinesiology Building located on Auburn University’s campus in Auburn, Alabama. The laboratories contain specialized equipment and research expertise to analyze the general health and wellness of people of all ages and abilities, as well as investigate the sport performance of athletes from youth to professionals.
Faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students in the School of Kinesiology conduct scientific assessments and gather data about exercise, movement of the body, brain cognition, thermal regulation, muscle function, and cellular function. Each of the 20 laboratories has an area of expertise pertaining to cell, animal, and human physiology or applied health sciences. The School is also a U.S. Olympic Training Site, providing students the opportunity to work with elite athletes from all over the world.