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
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.
Student Nutrition Services for students are provided by a student nutrition intern in conjunction with UA's Center for Nutrition. Sessions will be available by appointment and may be scheduled by stopping by the Wellness Suite in SRWC Rm. 107 or by calling 330-972-6599.
Education consultation includes: food/nutrition, weight and medical history; height, weight measurements, and other assessments needed to plan and goal set with students. Nutrition interns will provide patrons with information and support to meet their needs. Cost: $10
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.
We offer lipid profile (LDL, HDL and triglyceride) and glucose testing within minutes with just a finger-prick procedure. A detailed explanation and education are included.
The cost is $30 for students, faculty/staff and members. The cost is $40 for community non-members.
Wellness Services offers several computerized appraisals that will first assess health risks, and then motivate individuals to make improvements in their health and lifestyle. Our qualified staff will guide you through the recommendations and assist you with your personal goal setting.
The cost of the comprehensive profile is $30 for students and $50 for faculty/staff members.
The cost of the cancer profile, heart health profile, health age profile or women and heart profile for both students and faculty/staff is one (1) profile for $5 and $3 for each additional profile.
Two tests are offered: skinfold calipers and Futrex. Skinfold calipers assess the thickness of fat under the skin by measuring up to eight sites on the body. The Futrex analyzer estimate body fat using infrared light in less than 60 seconds.
The cost of each of these procedures is $5 for students, $7 for faculty/staff and members and $10 for community non-members.
UV photography provides you with an effective way to show the full extent of the sun's impact on your skin.
There is no cost to students, faculty/staff or members for this screening.