Human Performance Laboratory

A page within Exercise and Sport Science

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.  

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