Laboratory for Wellness and Motor Behavior
* Psycle Training for Individuals with quadriplegia, paraplegia, hemiplegia, spina bifida, multiple sclerosis, or other mobility impairments which require special consideration
For Participants Lab Activities:
Psycle Training participants train using legs and torso cycling for 3-6 hours per week for 15 weeks during the fall, spring, and summer semesters.
Personal Trainers provide continuous exercise supervision and constant program modifications to meet the individual needs.
Participants in 1994 through the present, have reported benefits of participation including:
- Increased endurance
- Improved mental alertness and emotional health
- Improved mobility
- Decreased expense and dependence on prescription drugs
The Tarleton State University Laboratory for Wellness and Motor Behavior is preparing students for careers in an emerging field of exercise and wellness for those with spinal cord injuries.
While the program is open to anyone who meets academic requirements, we are recruiting students with spinal cord injuries who would benefit academically from the program while gaining the benefits of physical training.
|Deadlines for Admission:||
Fall Aug. 1
Spring Dec. 1
|Summer May 1|
Students interested in the Psycle Training Program register for an individually structured "Problems" course (PEd 486) in order to become a personal trainer. Prerequisites for the program include Anatomy and Physiology, Exercise Physiology, and Kinesiology. Students may take Physiotherapy, which is the study of the use of exercise physiology in the treatment of the degenerative effects of a sedentary lifestyle. Tarleton State University faculty and graduate students may propose and conduct research studies in collaboration with the TSU Institutional Review Board, which approves and supervises Human Subjects Research.
*Psycle is a registered trademark of Intellifit Incorporated