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Lab Facilities

The Body Composition Lab is located in room 156 of the Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (HPER) building. This lab is adjacent to the Exercise Physiology Lab on the east side of the HPER building. It can be challenging to find, so please ask the receptionist in the front office of the HPER building for directions.

The Body Composition Lab contains the equipment necessary to test nearly every aspect of body composition. Equipment highlights include:

  • Hologic Horizon-WI dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scanner
  • Two Bod Pod air displacement plethysmographs
  • Built-in hydrostatic weighing tank (underwater weighing tank)
  • Two BodyMetrix BX2000 A-mode ultrasound machines
  • ImpediMed SFB7 bioimpedance spectroscopy (BIS) unit
  • RJL Quantum II bioelectrical impedance analyzer (BIA)
  • Several Omron HBF-306 hand-held BIA devices
  • Several Lange and Harpenden skinfold calipers
  • Several anthropometric tape measures and anthropometers of varying sizes
  • Seca wall-mounted stadiometer and digital scale

Additionally, there is access to the following equipment in different labs:

  • General Electric NextGen LOGIQ B-mode ultrasound
  • Fit 3D body scanner

Lab Facilities


Directions to...

Utah State University (USU)

USU is located in Logan, Utah. Driving directions to the university are available through the USU website.

The HPER building

The Body Composition lab is located in room 156 on the second floor of the HPER Building (7000 Old Main) at Utah State University. From Highway 91 in central Logan Utah take either E 500 N or E 600 N to N 700 E and follow it North to the closest parking (Big Blue Terrace) located directly across the street from the HPER building.


Some visitor parking is available on campus.