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Inauguration of the Sports
and Health Performance Lab


On April 12, the University of Balamand celebrated the inauguration of its cutting-edge Sports and Health Performance Laboratory, the first of its kind in the region.  

Attending the ribbon cutting ceremony was Minister of Youth and Sports H.E. Minister Faysal Karame who praised Balamand for its commitment to the development of physical education programs and sports facilities in a university environment.  

“Balamand has provided a model for Tripoli and Lebanon in various fields and has played a role as an intellectual forum for the principles of diversity and coexistence,” Karameh told the gathering. 

In the picture, Chair of the Department of Physical Education Dr. Elie Moussa, right, explains to Minister Karame the workings of a new lab tool. Located in Zakhem Hall, the lab houses a Fitmate PRO to test endurance, a pocket radar to test speed, a vertec that analyzes vertical jumps,  a Z-Metrix Z1, a measurement tool to your body composition, 5 Polar FT1 tools that monitor heart rate, a Dartfish software that develops a motion analysis, Smartjump Lite that uses a contact mat to measure flight time and contact time during jumping protocols, and 3 Myotest, a device that serves as an accelerometer to measure proper acceleration. 

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