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Human Performance Lab

Treadmill Test
Using state-of-the-art equipment and procedures that are considered the “gold standard” for measuring physiological processes, we can give you data that is specific to you, not a theoretical number based on your age, gender, height, and weight. Using this data we then help guide you in formulating a plan so you can more efficiently and effectively pursue your goals, whatever they might be! Whether it’s improved performance and times in athletic events, weight loss, better health, or a “checkup.” 
  • Take personal responsibility for your health
  • Improve your athletic performance
  • Reach your health and fitness goals
  • Lose weight

Bod Pod Test

For Appointments
Please sign up for testing by clicking the button below  You will receive confirmation once the schedule has been approved.

If you have further questions, please contact Professor Mike Boyd (Director of the Human Performance Lab) at 423.236.2854 or mboyd@southern.edu.

Tests Available
Metabolic Efficiency Testing will include each person completing three pre tests and three post tests (which usually is scheduled about 8 weeks after the pre test):

  • Resting Metabolic Rate Test
  • Bod Pod Test for calculating body fat percentage
  • Sub-Maximal Threshold Walking Treadmill Test or Bike Test.
PLEASE NOTE: There are  options to do each test individually (see rates below)

Resting Metabolic Test
  • Individual Client Rate: $225.00 per person for all 3 tests
  • Corporate/Group Rate (4 or more individuals): $175 per person for all 3 tests.
  • VO2 Sub-Max Test Only: $120
  • Resting Metabolic Test Only: $100
  • Bod Pod Only Individual: $35
  • Bod Pod Only Corporate/Group Rate: $25 per person

For paid testing, payment needs to be made when an invoice is submitted or at the front desk of the Hulsey Wellness Center and is due at the time of the first visit. Billing is not available. We accept credit/debit, cash, or check.

Summer Lab Hours
Sundays: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. (Paid Testing Only - Fee Required)
Mondays: 6 a.m. - 10 a.m. (Paid Testing Only - Fee Required)

The lab is on the second floor of the Hulsey Wellness Center.

Instructions Prior to Testing
Please review and follow the instructions prior to testing so you will have accurate results when doing the tests.

Human Performance Lab Testing Request Form

Please click the button below to sign up for human performance lab testing.
SIGN UP INSTRUCTIONS: Please sign up for a 30 minute time slot (your testing will actually take about 1 hour if you are doing all 3 tests).

Sign Up for Testing