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The BodPod is a device that is primarily used to analyze body composition. This is possible through the use of of Air Displacement Plethysmography (ADP) to measure the subject’s body volume. The subject’s overall density (using their volume and mass measurements gathered during the test), relative fat mass, and relative lean body mass is calculated to determine where the subject lies within the norms of body composition (underweight, healthy, overweight/ etc).

WHAT TO EXPECT 

  • No appointment is necessary between the times of 8:30am and 12:00pm. Please email balumbau@coloradomesa.edu for appointments outside of this time frame. 
  • Test is expected to last around 15-20 minutes. 
  • Must wear special clothing:
    • Women must wear a form-fitting swim suit OR single-layer compression shorts without padding and a sports bra and a provided swim cap.
    • Men must wear a form-fitting swimsuit OR single-layer compression shorts without padding and a provided swim cap.
  • No food, water, or exercise for at least two (2) hours prior to testing. 
  • Subject will sit inside the BodPod for 2-3, 30-second testing periods. 
  • Results are available immediately following the test.
    • Previous test results are also available upon request. 

PRICES 

University Student:

  • Free

General Population:

  • 1 test for $45 
  • 2 tests for $60 
  • 4 tests for $100