Elite research, world-class athletics

The first phase of the Athletic and Human Performance Research Center will open in the heart of campus in early 2019, setting off a new era of research for Marquette University. The $24 million, 46,000-square-foot building will provide dedicated space where Marquette faculty and partners from the health care industry can collaborate on cutting-edge research in elite athletic performance, human performance, rehabilitation, fitness data analytics and other related disciplines.

Located across the street from the Al McGuire Center, home to Marquette Athletics, the AHPRC will house a world-class strength and conditioning area, as well as much-needed locker rooms and support space for the lacrosse programs and golf team.

President Michael R. Lovell

“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.”

Just the beginning

The Athletic and Human Performance Research Center will be built in phases under a long-term master plan. The first phase will include:

  • 5,400 square feet of dedicated research space for faculty across a wide variety of academic disciplines.
  • Locker rooms and support space for the lacrosse programs and golf team.
  • Additional strength and conditioning spaces for the athletic department and a centralized core of laboratories for conducting human performance research.

Marquette and partners are collaborating on the facility’s research concepts:

  • Researchers will explore areas such as rehabilitation and challenges encountered by athletes with special needs.
  • They will also work to develop new fitness technologies and advance the use of fitness data analytics as a tool for improved performance.

Interior Rendering

Interior rendering