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  • Human Performance Laboratory


    HP lab 1   HP lab 2

    Visit the faculty web page of Carl Foster, Director of the Human Performance Laboratory.

    Fitness Testing (for admission to academic programs) 
    The HPRL Lab Manager is available for fitness testing all year (except for August) during most business hours. Please schedule your test by calling 608.785.8685 or e-mailing

    Contact Information

    The Human Performance Laboratory is located in room 225 of Mitchell Hall (see campus map).  The lab is on the second floor located in the southeast corner of the building, in the same wing as the weight room.  Campbell road is located right outside our door.

    Hours:  Monday - Friday from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm


    Director Lab Manager Medical Technologist
    Carl Foster, Ph.D.  
    Chris Dodge, MS. 
    Dixie Talcott


    HP blood lab

    HP monarchergo

    HP treadmill 2

    HP weighing tank

    HP spectro

    HP polar

    HP treadmill

    HP moxus

    HP lactate machine

    HP lab 4

    HP lab 3

    HP ekg 2

    HP dt60

    HP ekg 1


    The labs main mission is to support classes in the Exercise & Sport Science Department.  Numerous studies are carried out yearly and volunteers are needed.  Contact Chris Dodge, lab manager about testing (608.785.8685).

    Services Available

    • Body Composition
    • Underwater weighing
    • Skinfolds

    Oxygen Consumption

    • Maximum oxygen uptake
    • Resting metabolic rate

    Lactate Threshold

    Blood Lipid Profile

    Educational Tours


    IRB approved consent form templates for human research