Brigham Young University. Human Performance Research Center

The Human Performance Research Center was founded in 1972 with Dr. Garth Fisher as its first director. The center became part of the College of Life Sciences in 2007. Directors include Dr. Garth Fisher (1972-1998), Mark D. Ricard (1998-2003), Kenneth Knight (2003-2005), Robert Conlee (2005-2007), and Allen Parcell (2007-).


Established: 1972

Location: Provo, Utah (1972- )


The Human Performance Research Center supports research programs of faculty and graduate students on topics regarding exercise, nutrition, diseases, and related topics. The center is composed of five laboratories used to gain greater understanding of human health, exercise, and injuries.

Assets and Administrative Structure

The center is headed by a director and run by exercise science faculty members. Since 2007, the center has been under the College of Life Sciences.

Associated Units

Superior unit: Brigham Young University. College of Life Sciences (2007- )


2000-2001 Brigham Young University Bulletin Graduate Catalog, 2000: 141 (location and function)

2010-2011 BYU Undergraduate Catalog, accessed January 5, 2010 (director)

Human Performance Research Center Website, accessed January 5, 2010 (function and college)

Maintenance Information

Record ID: EAC-2011-00001

Creator: UPB