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Exercise Intervention and Outcomes

Exercise Intervention and Outcomes

Houses a wide variety of equipment to evaluate how exercise impacts strength, metabolism, cardiac, body composition (fat, muscle) bone quality, and blood markers of physiological health. Facilities include space for physical exams and a phlebotomy room for blood acquisition and processing. The core also includes a facility where participants in exercise training studies perform their prescribed workouts and are monitored to quantify training dose. Biomarker testing capabilities include: exercise performance, VO2 max testing, exercise stress testing, strength testing, body composition (including abdominal obesity) and bone density evaluation and assessment of blood parameters. The equipment in this facility includes: treadmills, cycle ergometers, 12 lead ECG system, metabolic cart, strength testing system, blood acquisition and processing tools and an iDEXA system for evaluation of body composition and bone density.

  • Parvomedics metabolic cart
  • Biodex strength training system
  • GE iDXA
  • Quinton Q-Stress 12-lead exercise stress testing system
  • Treadmills
  • Cycle ergometers
  • Blood acquisition tools
  • Exercise training equipment (treadmills, cycle ergometers, arc trainers, resistance training equipment)
  Campus Users Other Academic Institutions Industry Unit
Exercise Training Room $5 $7 $8 Hour/ Participant
Blood Draw Room $13 $20 $22 Spin
iDXA $28 $45 $49 Scan
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.
Updated March 13, 2017

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Michael BusaMichael Busa, Director
(413) 577-0574


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

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