Marquette's AHPRC Opens Its Doors

The $24 million building houses team areas for golf and men's and women's lacrosse as well as a weight room

MILWAUKEE - The Athletic and Human Performance Research Center officially opened its doors on Tuesday morning, but the members of the men's golf and men's and women's lacrosse squads got an early glimpse of their new team areas on Monday.

The AHPRC broke ground on March 6, 2018, and finished construction at the end of February. The $24 million, 46,000-square-foot building was built under a long-term master plan, that entails a number of phases. There now exists additional space for faculty researchers from a variety of academic fields, in addition to a centralized core of laboratories for conducting human performance research.

 

"The cutting-edge research that will take place inside this new facility will target optimizing athletic performance as well as exploring the relationships between exercise, fitness and the overall health and well-being of people across the lifespan," President Michael R. Lovell said. "Research collaborators from Marquette, Aurora Health Care and other partners will address a wide scope of human performance issues."

Researchers will work to develop new fitness technologies and advance the use of fitness data analytics as a tool for improved performance, as well as explore areas such as rehabilitation and challenges encountered by athletes with special needs.