Exercise & Respiratory Physiology Lab

Welcome to the Exercise & Respiratory Physiology Laboratory (ERPL) at Appalachian State University.

The purpose of the ERPL is to study how respiratory–related factors affect exercise performance in health and disease across the lifespan. Topics studied include pulmonary function, ventilatory mechanics, respiratory muscle fatigue, gas exchange, and dyspnea during exercise. Additionally, we are interested in the interventional effects of exercise on respiratory-related parameters within particular patient populations.