Wellness Services provides a variety of confidential evaluative tests that are available for the University of Akron campus community and Akron area community members to gain knowledge regarding current health status.
Our knowledgeable staff recommends and support lifestyle changes through evaluation, education and a variety of tools to help motivate individuals.
All of our services are by appointment. To make an appointment for the following services, please call 330-972-6599 or stop into the Wellness Suite, SRWC 107.
Hours of operation can be found on our building hours page
- Physical Fitness Assessment
- Exercise Program Design
- Metabolic Rate Screening
- Student Nutritional Services
- Osteoporosis Screening
- Body Composition
This assessment includes testing the five components of physical fitness:
1. aerobic capacity
2. body composition
3. muscular strength
4. muscular endurance
Your results are compared to norms for your age and gender to determine your current fitness level. This confidential assessment is performed by a Wellness Technician who will explain the results at the conclusion of your test and provide you with your own results packet.
An initial assessment can provide baseline information for those ready to begin an exercise routine or for those currently engaged in an exercise routine and ready to embark on a new training phase. A follow up assessment is recommended 6-12 weeks after beginning a new exercise routine or at the end and start of each new training phase for experienced exercisers.
Each UA student and faculty/staff member is eligible to receive one (1) free physical fitness assessment per calendar year.
Each additional assessment is $15 for UA community members. For community non-members, the cost for initial and follow-up physical fitness assessments is $45.
Prior to performing a physical fitness assessment, each member is required to complete the following paperwork:
After performing a physical fitness assessment, our staff can develop an exercise prescription specific to your needs and fitness goals. A staff member will analyze the assessment, create a tailored exercise program and show you how to use the prescribed exercise equipment. Each program design is approved by a certified personal trainer.
The cost of this service is $12 for students, $18 for faculty/staff and members and $28 for community non-members.
Ever wonder how many calories you burn in a day? This information can help you with weight management goals or to determine nutritional needs. Our MedGem device will estimate the amount of calories you burn at your most rested state. The device is placed over your mouth for about 10 minutes to measure your oxygen consumption, which is used to determine your resting metabolic rate.
The cost of this procedure is $20 for students, $25 for faculty/staff and members, and $35 for community non-members.
Nutrition Consultation Includes:
- Nutrition Assessment
- Personalized Nutrition Plan
- Follow up consultation
- Nutrition education
Free with your U of A Meal plan, courtesy of Dining services, $15 without meal plan.
*Schedule an appointment with the Nutrition Office at (330) 972-2836 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Osteoporosis is a disease in which the bones become weak and can break easily. Although osteoporosis most often strikes after age 50, there is still time to build bone mass in early adulthood, and bone loss can be slowed at any age. The QUS-2 Calcaneal Ultrasonometer assesses the quality of heel bone by sending a form of acoustic energy, known as ultrasound, from one transducer to another through the heel bone. This convenient method for assessment of the heel bone can be completed in less than two minutes.
The cost of this procedure is $12 for students $18 for faculty/staff, alumni and for community members $28.
The skinfold caliper test assess the thickness of fat under the skin by measuring up to eight sites on the body.
The cost of each of these procedure is $5 for students, $7 for faculty/staff and members and $10 for community non-members.