Testing & Screening
Very few laboratories have an open door policy and time set aside to support athletes and fitness enthusiasts in their quest for improvement. At WSU, faculty in Exercise Science have established a testing facility that provides athletes and fitness enthusiasts with the tools to optimize their performance.
The WSU Human Performance Laboratory is located in the Heskett Center on the north side of the university’s campus. The HPL has a service program where the Wichita community and the general public can receive comprehensive health screenings, body composition, and fitness assessments. The laboratory staff can also create customized exercise programs and plans to help the client reach their health and fitness goals.
The HPL offers a wide range of exercise testing services, offered with a minimal charge to help us offset the costs of testing and equipment.
(VO2max & lactate analysis)
The testing is performed on a treadmill or cycle ergometer and provides a tool for training, racing, and overall fitness. We measure cardiovascular fitness directly with our metabolic cart (VO2max), lactate threshold/training zone determination directly via blood analysis.
TRACK YOUR FITNESS PACKAGE: 3 TESTS
(VO2max, lactates, body composition, consult of the results)
ANAEROBIC POWER TESTING
(performed on the Peak Bike, gives estimate of your short-term and maximal exertion capability.) Useful for athletes competing in short term power events.
GENERAL FITNESS TESTING
(submax aerobic test, body composition from skin fold, blood pressure, heart rate training zone estimation, and general exercise plan.) This is intended for individuals just getting into a fitness lifestyle or simply interested in overall health.
BODY COMPOSITION & BONE DENSITY ASSESSMENT
(skinfolds; 9 sites for males/8 sites for females)
(2 Visits within 1 week; visit 1 is VO2 with lactate analysis, visit 2 is time trial at threshold) Determines average power over distance, useful for cyclist and triathletes.
BALANCE / POSTURAL STABILITY EVALUATION
Biodex Balance System and/or develop SWAY profile
For information regarding consulting on Health, Performance, or Conditioning please contact us. We will explain your results to you in a way that you will understand.
To schedule an appointment or find out more details call Dr. Jeremy Patterson at (316) 978-5440
The University reserves the right to revise or change rules, charges, fees, schedules, and any other regulations affecting the Human Performance Laboratory whenever considered necessary or desirable.