Fitness and health assessments include cardiovascular fitness, body composition, muscular fitness, and others. Below are the decriptions and pricing for the different tests. *All fees are subject to change.
|VO2max||Maximal testing involves performing an activity, usually running or cycling, until exhaustion. Subjects first start out at an easy exercise and intensity and then systematically increase to more difficult intensities (referred to as a graded exercise test) until the subject cannot physically continue. This type of testing gives a direct measurement of VO2 Max. Subjects breathe into a mouthpiece which is connected to a metabolic cart. This metabolic cart directly measures the amount of oxygen that subjects are consuming. This is the most accurate method for measuring VO2 Max.||$90|
|Lactate Threshold||This test is designed to pinpoint the lactate threshold during cycling or running. The test starts out with a warm-up and then increases quickly to a workload or speed just under your estimated lactate threshold. It is then slowly increased every 5 minutes until blood lactate levels indicate the lactate threshold. This test does involve several blood samples taken from the finger. It is not considered a maximal test but does require a difficult intensity.||$90|
|Submaximal Test||Submaximal testing involves performing an activity according to certain protocol to estimate VO2max. Subjects do not exercise until exhaustion like the maximal testing. However, some tests may still use a graded intensity protocol. There are many types of submaximal tests. We choose a submaximal test that will work best for the subject.||$30|
|Anaerobic Power||The windgate cycle ergometer test is used to measure your peak and average anaerobic power. This is useful information for anaerobic athletes (such as sprinters).||$50|
|Hydrostatic Weighing||This method is currently the gold standard of estimating body fat. It has an error range of 1-2%. Subjects are weighed underwater in a specially designed tank. During the underwater weighing procedure subjects are required to exhale as much air as possible while being weighed underwater. Subjects must wear a bathing suit for this test. The price includes a skinfold estimation as well.||$40|
|Skinfold Estimation||This method is very common for measuring body fat. It has an error range usually between 3-4%. Skinfolds at three sites on the body are measured using research grade calipers. (Men = Chest, Abdomen, Thigh; Women = Tricep, Hip, Thigh)||$10|
|These tests are performed in the biomechanics laboratory. Call 402-554-3228 or click here for more information.|
|Muscular Fitness||Individual joint muscle strength and endurance is measured using a Biodex Isokinetic dynamometer.||
$90 (1 joint)
Test includes an anatomical exam, computerized biomechanical analysis of walking and running on a treadmill, and a recommendation for running shoes that matches the anatomical and biomechanical characteristics of your feet and gait pattern.
|Cholesterol||Total Cholesterol, HDL, LDL, VLDL, & Triglycerides (12 hour fast required).||$20|
|Exercise Prescription||Exercise prescriptions are tailored to each individual's needs and goals. This could include a weight loss program, weight lifting program, aerobic training program, etc. Exercise prescriptions are developed based upon an overall fitness assessment.||$40|
|Resting Metabolic Rate||The oxygen intake is assessed while quitely sitting for 30 minutes to determine the resting metabolic rate (8 hour fast required). This is the gold standard test.||$60|
|Health Risk Appraisal||Includes a written report and consultation of overall wellness score and steps to improve it. (Call 402-554-3395 for more information)||$25|
|Fitness for Life||Equivalent to the exercise prescription with additional cost for restricted access to the HPER Recreation Facility.||$112/ six months|