Body Composition Testing
DXA Scan for body fat percentage - $90.00 ($75.00 for UTA faculty, staff, and students)
Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry or DXA is the most accurate and reproducible test for body composition. The scan provides whole body percent fat percentage results as well as the weight of the fat, lean tissue in the torso, arms and legs. In addition you will be provided an analysis of your fat distribution.
Air Displacement Plethysmography (Bod Pod) - $75.00 ($60.00 for UTA faculty, staff, alumni and students)
The Bod Pod uses air displacement to track body fat percentage and lean body mass. The subject enters the pod wearing a swim cap and sheer swimsuit or spandex. Two to three measurements are taken over a 3 minute period.
Aerobic and Anaerobic Fitness Testing
VO2max with Ventilatory Threshold - $90.00 ($75.00 for UTA faculty, staff, alumni and students)
Are you a runner? Are you training for a 10K or marathon? Are you a cyclist? Many runners and cyclist want to know their aerobic capacity and their anaerobic or ventilatory threshold. VO2max is the maximum amount of oxygen that the body can take in and utilize during exercise. With this test you can also establish your maximal heart rate, training heart rate, and ventilatory threshold. The ventilatory threshold is the point at which the body begins to switch from operating aerobically to anaerobically. With training your ventilatory threshold will occur later in the exercise session. If you are looking for your max heart rate, training heart rate, and anaerobic threshold measured through gas exchange, this is the test for you.
Fitness Testing for Aerobic Exercise Prescription - $50.00 ($35.00 for UTA faculty, staff, alumni and students)
This test is done to accurately measure a person’s true resting heart rate and maximum heart rate. This is a running or cycling test that takes the subject from a low level of exercise to maximum. With this information we can estimate your aerobic capacity and establish a proper training heart rate for aerobic exercise.
Wingate Anaerobic Power Testing - $50.00 ($35.00 for UTA faculty, staff, alumni and students
The purpose of this test is to determine the Peak Power of the athlete. This is an all-out exhaustive 30 second cycling test. Athletes interested in this test include competitive cyclists, sprinters and triathlon competitors.
Resting Energy Assessment and Weight Loss Coaching
Resting Energy Assessment (REE) - 90.00 ($75.00 for UTA faculty, staff, alumni and students)
The Resting Energy Expenditure of a person accounts for 60-75% of the total caloric expenditure. It represents the total amount of calories needed to sustain the body at rest for a 24 hour period. Finding your accurate REE can aid with establishing dietary needs in weight loss programs.
Weight Loss Coaching - 90.00 ($75.00 for UTA faculty, staff, alumni and students)
This programs starts at the beginning of the Fall and Spring semesters and lasts till the week prior to finals. You will be placed with a senior level Kinesiology student in our Weight Management course. Advice will be given on aerobic exercise, weight training, and nutrition. You will meet with your student coach every week for weigh-ins, advice and counseling to help you achieve your goal. In addition, body fat testing will be done at the beginning and the end of the semester to help measure your results.