Fitness Assessment

The Kennesaw State University Department of Exercise Science and Sport Management Fitness Assessment Center is now offering fitness assessments to the campus and surrounding community. Faculty members working with Exercise Science students who have been certified by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) as Exercise Physiologists will conduct the assessments, and will interpret and explain test results to clients.


Kennesaw State University
520 Parliament Garden Way NW
Kennesaw, GA 30144

Prillaman Hall
Room 1102
Exercise Physiology Laboratory

ksu student at the fitness assessment center.


Health-related fitness assessments include measurement of body composition, cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular strength, and pulmonary function assessment. In addition, metabolic function will be assessed by measuring fasting lipids and glucose, and those who chose the Clinical Package will learn their resting metabolic rates. 

Prior to testing, all clients will be provided with a description of all of the assessments in the selected package, including a disclosure of all the risks involved, and will provide their informed consent to proceed. In doing so, clients will assume the risks inherent in each of the assessments.

Eligibility for maximal VO2 testing will be determined using ACSM’s pre-screening algorithm. Those for whom vigorous exercise is not appropriate will not undergo a maximal exercise test, but a submaximal assessment may be performed as an alternative if acceptable to the client.

    • Body Composition with DEXA and/or BIA
    • Resting Heart Rate and Blood Pressure
    • Lipids/GLU profile
    • Pulmonary Function Testing (FVC, FEV1)
    • VO2 Max with Ventilatory Threshold using Metabolic Cart
    • Biodex Knee Flex/Extension
    • Grip Strength

    $250 / $150 for KSU Staff & Students

    • Body Composition with DEXA and/or BIA
    • Resting Heart Rate and Blood Pressure
    • Resting Metabolic Rate with Metabolic Cart
    • Lipids/GLU profile/A1c
    • Pulmonary Function Testing (FVC, FEV1)
    • Submax VO2 Max without Metabolic Cart
    • Grip Strength

    $250 / $150 for KSU Staff and Students

    • Body Composition with DEXA and/or BIA

    $100 / $60 for KSU Staff & Students


Fitness Assessments are only offered on Thursday and Saturday mornings, from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The Performance and Clinical packages require approximately 2.5 hours to complete, while the Body Composition assessment requires just 30 minutes.

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Fitness Assessments are only available on Friday and Saturday mornings, from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.