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UPITT Warrior Human Performance Research
Neuromuscular Research Laboratory
Department of Sports Medicine and Nutrition, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences


Naval Special Warfare Projects



Project Description:

The UPitt Warrior Human Performance Research projects with the Naval Special Warfare Command (NSW) were established to address the current injury prevalance in NSW Operators (SEALs) and identify modifiable contributors for both injury and human performance. Using a comprehensive performance assessment the UPitt Warrior projects can identify biomechanical, musculoskeletal, physiological, and nutritional characteristics that relate to injury and performance.

The first UPitt-NSW lab was established in 2008 at the Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, VA to support the NSW initiative at NSW Group 2. In 2010 the UPitt-NSW Research project was expanded to begin working with NSW Group 4, Special Warfare Combatant Crewman (SWCC). This new laboratory is located at the John C. Stennis Space Center, MS. The UPitt-NSW project was expanded once more in 2012 to begin examining SEAL Qualification Training (SQT) and Crewman Qualification Training (CQT) students and to begin langitudinal research over the career of NSW Operators. This latest lab is located at the Coronado Naval Amphibious Base, CA.


Project Specific Pages:

Group 2 (Little Creek Naval Amphibious Base, VA)

Group 4 (Stennis Space Center, MS)

SQT / CQT (Coronado Naval Amphibious Base, CA)