SPEED Center

Applied Learning

The SPEED Center is a unique resource for both the athletic community and students of LaGrange College. It provides educational, service, and research opportunities for students, athletes and coaches.

Our faculty are experienced as strength and conditioning coaches, sport scientists, sport psychologists, weightlifting coaches, sport coaches, researchers, professors, personal trainers and nutritional advisors.

Mission Statement

The mission of the exercise science program at LaGrange College is to prepare leading entry-level professionals in the health and human performance field. Through a challenging interdisciplinary preparation focusing on practical application, students will acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities to assess and improve the health, fitness and performance of the population. In addition, through their social and spiritual development, graduates will inspire holistic, positive behavioral change.


Design Training Plans
Design Training Plans

Implement Training Programs
Implement Training Programs

Monitor Athlete Progress
Monitor Athlete Progress



Current/Past Research

  • Associations between bat swing and jumping kinetic and kinematic variables
  • Within and between session reliability of a new instrument for analyzing bat swing mechanics
  • The prevalence of overuse injuries in multiple NCAA Division III sports
  • Using anthropometric measurements to predict overuse injury in MLB pitchers
  • Performance comparison of two softball throwing styles
  • Acute responses to external auditory stimuli in rowing
  • Kinetic and kinematic dynamic mid-thigh pull performance following explosive concentric only resistance training
  • Alterations in body mass and vertical jump height throughout a collegiate baseball season
  • Psychological mood states and sleep quality in collegiate softball players
  • Predicting base-stealing performance in collegiate baseball players
  • Bilateral strength asymmetry and performance in athletes
  • The influence of fatiguing exercise protocols and pulsatile compression garments on performance

Kinetic Analysis
Kinetic Analysis

Kinematic Analysis
Kinematic Analysis

Metabolic Analysis
Metabolic Analysis