Marquette University

Marquette University

On March 6, Marquette University will officially break ground for its new Athletic and Human Performance Research Center. 

The research center that was formerly known as the Athletic Performance Research Center will become the AHPRC at a new location. The slight name change was enacted in order to emphasize a broader research spectrum.

“The cutting-edge research that will take place inside this new facility will target optimizing athletic performance as well as exploring the relationships between exercise, fitness and the overall health and well-being of people across the lifespan,” President Michael R. Lovell said in a press release. “Research collaborators from Marquette, Aurora Health Care and other partners will address a wide scope of human performance issues.”

The $24 million, 46,000-square-foot AHPRC will be built in phases under a long-term master plan. The first phase will include:

  • Space for faculty researchers who work in a wide variety of academic fields.
  • Locker rooms and support space for the lacrosse programs and golf team. (Since their inception as NCAA programs six years ago, the men’s and women’s lacrosse teams and their 90-plus student athletes have not had locker rooms.
  • Additional strength and conditioning spaces for the athletic departent and a centralized core of laboratories for conducting human performance research.

The event will take place at 11:30 a.m. on the project site, located on the southwest corner of W. Wells and 12th streets, across from the Al McGuire Center. 

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