Welcome to the AESL

The Applied Exercise Science Laboratory (AESL) at Texas A&M University is directed by Dr. Stephen F. Crouse and includes permanent affiliated faculty support from Dr. Steven E. Martin and Dr. John S. Green.

What We Do

The general goal of the research in the AESL is to generate new knowledge for the enhancement of human health, physical fitness, and quality of life through physical activity and healthy nutrition.

Community Impact

AESL is home to the FitLife Program. It is designed to provide faculty, staff, students, & community members with high quality cardiovascular testing along with a variety of low cost exercise classes.

The AESL serves a primary role in training graduate and undergraduate students for professions in clinical exercise physiology, sports medicine, sports physiology, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, and worksite fitness/ health promotion. Health-related research aims are targeted toward the study of exercise-mediated effects on lipid metabolism, blood pressure, obesity, and on other accepted cardiovascular disease risk factors.