Performance Nutrition and Body Composition Laboratory
Performance Nutrition and Body Composition Laboratory

Contact Information

Dr. Tammy J. Stephenson, PhD, FAND
Department Chair & Professor

117 Funkhouser Building Lexington, KY 40506-0054

performancenutritionlab@uky.edu

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Performance Nutrition and Body Composition Laboratory

About Our Lab

In the Performance Nutrition and Body Composition Laboratory, we help individuals better understand their bodies, equipping them to make healthy lifestyle improvements. We assess body composition and resting metabolic rate, offering follow-up appointments to measure progress. Faculty in the Department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition oversee the lab with graduate and undergraduate students assisting with research studies and client testing. The lab offers state-of-the-art, research-grade body composition and resting energy expenditure testing. We have several ongoing research studies and also invite those in the community to take advantage of the BodPod and Quark RMR testing (fees associated, UK employee and student discounts).

Contact us at performancenutritionlab@uky.edu

Services

Customer sitting in BodPod

BOD POD Testing

Using air displacement technology, we measure body composition, analyze results and give personalized recommendations.

Body Composition

Customer participating in RMR test

Quark RMR Testing

Resting energy expenditure (REE) is measured by analyzing expired air to determine how many calories one burns while resting.

Resting Energy Expenditure

 

Plan Your Visit

Pricing

  • BOD POD, standard rate: $40
  • BOD POD, UK student/employee rate: $25
  • Quark RMR, standard rate: $50
  • Quark RMR, UK student/employee rate: $35
  • BOD POD & Quark RMR Combo, standard rate: $80
  • BOD POD & Quark RMR Combo, UK student/employee rate: $50 

Schedule an Appointment

View our availability calendar and book your appointment today. We have a variety of options available including morning, evening, and weekend appointment times.

Online Booking

Videos

What is the BOD POD?

Increasing Lean Body Mass

What is the Quark RMR?

When Should I Come Back?

Importance of Body Composition

Frequently Asked Questions

We meet with anyone who wishes to schedule an appointment. We do not accept insurance at this time. UK employees and students receive a discounted rate.

To best answer this, consider scheduling a Quark Resting Metabolic Rate test. This will allow us to accurately measure your metabolism and determine how many calories you are burning at rest. From there, we can calculate how many calories you should be eating to maintain, lose, or gain weight, and you can work with one of our research team members to track your changes.

To best answer this, consider scheduling a BodPod test. The five-minute test will allow us to assess your current body composition and compare it to others your age. For a reduced price, you can schedule follow-up sessions to see if you are making progress on your goals.

We have research team members who oversee all services in the laboratory. We also believe in providing our students with experiential learning opportunities. Some of our services, including BodPod testing and RMR assessment, may be completed by graduate students. All individuals completing services provided through our laboratory are fully trained.

Safety Protocols

Due to Covid-19, visitors, faculty, staff and students who are not fully vaccinated are required to wear masks in the lab and Funkhouser building.

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Department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition
Performance Nutrition and Body Composition Laboratory

Dr. Tammy J. Stephenson, PhD, FAND
Department Chair & Professor
117 Funkhouser Building
Lexington, KY 40506

performancenutritionlab@uky.edu

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Performance Nutrition and Body Composition Team
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Contact Information

Dr. Tammy J. Stephenson, PhD, FAND
Department Chair & Professor

117 Funkhouser Building Lexington, KY 40506-0054

performancenutritionlab@uky.edu