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Wingate Gains New Human Performance Lab

5/18/2010
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Wingate, N.C. - Students in Wingate University's School of Sport
Sciences have more hands-on learning thanks to the James and Bronnie
Braswell trust. A recent donation has helped equip the University's
new Human Performance Lab with cutting-edge machines and computer
simulation software for athletic training, physical education and
physiology majors.

The lab is equipped with a Medgraphics cardio machine, a body fat analyzer, motion analysis for biomechanics as well as instruments that provide biofeedback and electronic stimulation for physical therapy and pain reduction purposes. In addition, the lab includes dynamic, animated software to enhance the understanding of the body's response to injury and exercise.

"Most students are sweating Gatorade because
they've never seen this before," said John Acquaviva, assistant
professor.

The School of Sport Sciences at Wingate University offers programs in
athletic training, health and physical education, sport management, community
and commercial recreation.

Founded in 1896, Wingate University is a private four-year
co-educational institution of 2,159 students offering active learning
opportunities through personalized instruction, world travel, career
discovery and community service.

Wingate offers 34 undergraduate majors in arts and sciences, business,
communication, education, fine arts, music and sport sciences. It also
offers graduate degrees in business, accounting, education, physician
assistant studies and sport administration. In addition, the school
awards the Doctor of Pharmacy and the Doctor of Education degrees.

Bulldog student-athletes compete in 19 NCAA Division II sports.
Wingate University has won the South Atlantic Conference Echols
Athletic Excellence Award for the past four years.
www.wingate.edu

Contact: Jennifer Gaskins (704) 233-8117
Director of Marketing and Communications
jgaskins@wingate.edu






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