Physical Therapy: Department Seeks Adult Volunteers for Fitness Testing, Nov. 11-12

The PT department is recruiting healthy adults to participate in exercise fitness testing on Nov. 11-12.

Are you interested in starting a cardiorespiratory exercise program but not sure where to start? Or are you currently exercising and curious about your aerobic capacity? First-year physical therapy students will be practicing cardiorespiratory fitness testing protocols as part of their coursework and are in need of healthy adult volunteers to serve as clients.

  • Who: Anyone interested in knowing their current aerobic capacity or seeking recommendations for exercise. Interested volunteers will be asked to complete a screening form and sign a consent form.
  • What: Volunteers will be interviewed by a small group of first year physical therapy students and will complete appropriate fitness testing based on their personal exercise goals or concerns. Testing may include sub-maximal walking or jogging on a treadmill or track, stationary cycling or use of an arm bike in order to determine cardiovascular capacity. Other exercise testing may include assessments of strength and flexibility. Volunteers are asked to wear comfortable clothing and tennis shoes that would allow for this type of exercise.  PT students will work under faculty supervision to complete the test, compare results to normative values and make recommendations for exercise.
  • Time, date and place: Choose one of the following time slots: 8:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. All testing will take place at the Kiewit Fitness Center on Thursday, Nov. 11, or Friday, Nov. 12. Volunteers should plan on approximately one hour of time to complete the assessments.

To sign-up, send your name, age and preferred time slot to Michelle Reilly at