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Exercise Intervention and Outcomes

Exercise Intervention and Outcomes

The Exercise Intervention & Outcomes core houses a wide variety of equipment that provides researchers with facilities in which they can: 

  • Evaluate clinical markers of health: height, weight, cardio-metabolic function, strength, and blood/biopsy generated measures.
  • Complete participant characterization: strength, metabolic capacity, cardiac function, body composition (bone, fat, muscle) – including separation of visceral and subcutaneous abdominal fat
  • Conduct exercise intervention studies in a controlled setting. Participants can be closely monitored to ensure compliance to ensure precision in dose/response measures.
  • Evaluate a wide range of health-related biomarkers in the core or utilize other IALS Cores for additional characterization

Participant Examination/Evaluation

  • GE Carescape – Blood Pressure/Temperature/Pulse Oximeter
  • Seca 719/220 Scale/Stadiometer
  • Piccolo xPress
  • Thermofisher Refrigerated Centrifuge
  • Exam Tables
  • Phlebotomy Chair
  • Sample Refrigeration/Freezer (short term storage)

Bone Densitometry/Body Composition

  • GE Lunar iDXA

Exercise Testing

  • ParvoMedics TrueOne 2400 Metabolic Cart
  • Biodex System 4 Pro Dynamometer
  • Quinton Q-Stress 12-lead Electrocardiogram w/ integrated treadmill
  • Velotron Electromagnetically Braked Bicycle Ergometer

Exercise Training

  • 2 – Cybex Treadmills
  • Cybex Bicycle Ergometer
  • Monark 828E Bicycle Ergometer
  • Monark 874R Bicycle Ergometer
  • Cybex Bravo Function Training System
  Campus Users Other Academic Institutions Industry Unit
Exercise Training Room $5 $7 $8 Hour/ Participant
Blood Draw Room $13 $20 $22 Spin
iDXA $100 $159 $179 Hour1
Cardiometabolic Testing
$14 $22 $24 Hour
Biodex Strength Testing $13 $21 $33 Hour
Training $75 $100 $130 Trainee/Hour
Technician $75 $100 $130 Hour

Rates are subject to change, contact facility to verify current fees.
*costs reflect the use of equipment by a PI/Partner furnished staff who have been certified for use by the Core Director, if staffing is required additional rates will apply.
1includes having a certified technician perform the scan and appropriate medical oversight.

Updated July 18, 2017

Training for new users consists of:

  • lab safety training,
  • operation of the instrument and associated software,
  • use of data analysis software,
  • exporting or presenting data,
  • clean up and shutdown of the instrumentation.

Facility Online Manager (FOM) (access and reservations)

Facility Staff

Michael BusaMichael Busa
(413) 577-0574


S360 Life Science Laboratories
University of Massachusetts Amherst
240 Thatcher Road
Amherst, MA 01003

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