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Our Laboratory is led by Dr. John R. Harry, Assistant Professor of Biomechanics in the Department of Kinesiology & Sport Management at Texas Tech University. The lab also consists of a team of researchers (PhD, MS, and BS students) working collaboratively to solve human movement problems and maximize physical function.

Research Interests

    The main research interests of the laboratory are 1) lower extremity biomechanics associated with performance enhancement and injury potential, and 2) resistance exercise effects on occupational performance in first responder populations (e.g., law enforcement).

    As part of these interests, the lab conducts research in sports science, clinical gait and related biophysical performances, and resistance exercise effects using state-of-the-art data collection technologies (force platforms, motion capture, muscle activation, wearable devices, etc.).



    • Health, wellness, and occupational performance changes among recruits completing the police academy


    • Strategies to increase resistance exercise involvement law enforcement officers

    • Explanatory metrics of countermovement jump and jump-landing performance



    We are always on the lookout for students with an interest in the research process.


    Whether you're a current Texas Tech student or a prospective MS or PhD student, we would like to hear from you and discuss any opportunities for you to contribute to our lab's work. Sometimes, we have competitive funding lines available.

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