Wayne State University

Welcome to the Exercise Psychophysiology Research Lab at Wayne State University!

Welcome to the Exercise Psychophysiology Research Lab at Wayne State University!

Research at the EPRL is focused on exploring the psycho-social health benefits of physical activity across the lifespan and examining the physiological changes that mediate the psychological changes. Our projects aim at understanding determinants of physical activity behavior, promoting physical activity among sedentary populations and examining the underlying physiological changes and psychological benefits of engaging in physical activity. The EPRL collaborates with researchers at the Institute of Gerontology, School of Medicine and College of Health Sciences at WSU.

The EPRL offers unique research opportunities to graduate and undergraduate students by engaging them in a variety of o-going research projects. These hands-on laboratory experiences provide the students with an applied understanding of the psychophysiological perspective, develop unique research skills that complement class room teaching and coursework.

The EPRL is co-drected by Dr. Hermann Engels and Dr. Neha P. Gothe in the Division of Kinesiology, Health and Sports Studies at Wayne State University.