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Fitness & Wellness Laboratory

The Excercise Science department sponsors a fitness test and evaluation program to students, faculty, staff, and the community. The goals of the program are to provide multiphase physical fitness testing to determine risk of coronary heart disease and sports injury, for those planning to begin a fitness program, for overweight individuals and for research and development of exercise and fitness-testing programs.

Department(s): 

Kinesiology

College/Unit: 

Public Health and Health Sciences

Contact: 

Frank Rife

Availability: 

Private

Research: 

Exercise Physiology Laboratory

The Exercise Physiology Laboratory houses a range of equipement for measuring and monitoring human metabolic activity during exertion, including measurements of resting metabolic rate.

Department(s): 

Kinesiology

College/Unit: 

Public Health and Health Sciences

Contact: 

Patty S. Freedson

Resources: 

Lab equipment includes on-line data acquisition system for evaluation of respiratory gas exchange, 6 ft x 8 ft treadmill (can be used for in-line skating and roller skiing), automated lactate and glucose analyzers, telemetry heart-rate monitors, portable oxygen uptake measurement system, computer-based anaerobic power measurement system, underwater weighing tank, and a core temperature monitoring system

Availability: 

Private

Research: 

Center for Nutrition in Sport and Human Performance

The center provides educational support for health and fitness professionals as well as off campus coaches and athletic trainers who typically do not have formal training in sport/exercise nutrition. Education regarding issues of weight management, nutrition supplementation, eating disorders, and chronic fatigue due to poor eating behaviors are provided.

Department(s): 

Kinesiology
Nutrition
Shared Resource

College/Unit: 

Public Health and Health Sciences

Contact: 

Stella L. Volpe

Availability: 

Public

Research: 

Center for Research and Education in Women's Health

The Center for Research and Education in Women's Health (CREWH) was established at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1997 to promote the health of women of all ages. CREWH is innovative in focusing on the prevention rather than the treatment of disease. It breaks ground too in the range of disciplines it unites: the many UMass schools and departments it draws on include Public Health, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Exercise Science, Nutrition, Anthropology, Women's Studies and Nursing.

Department(s): 

Public Health
Shared Resource
Womens Studies

College/Unit: 

School of Nursing

Contact: 

Elizabeth R. Bertone-Johnson

Location: 

Arnold House, 715 North Pleasant Street

Availability: 

Private

Research: