Body Composition Testing

Bod Pod

Body Composition Testing  

The BOD POD measures body composition fast and accurately using air displacement technology.

BOD POD Highlights:

  • Air displacement is used to determine body volume, body density, and body composition
  • Determines the percentage of body fat by calculating how much air is displaced by the person sitting inside the chamber
  • Has good test-retest reliability
  • Studies show accuracy in correlation with under-water weighing

Bod Pod

Proper Attire:

  • Tight fitting shorts and sports bra,
  • One or two-piece bathing suit, or
  • Spandex shorts or Speedo
  • A provided swim cap

Improper Attire:

  • Jewelry
  • Loose clothing

Activities to be avoided:

  • Eating or drinking 2 hours prior
  • Exercise 2 hours prior

Note:  Use restroom prior to the start of the test.

Registration:

Call the Office of Records at (440) 366-4067 to sign up for one of the following options:

  • NHLH 108 DE01 - 1 assessment ($35)
  • NHLH 108 DE02 - 2 assessments ($70)
  • NHLH 108 DE03 - 3 assessments ($100)
  • NHLH 108 DE04 - group assessment ($250)*

To schedule a test, contact Taryn Taylor at ttaylor@lorainccc.edu. 

All BOD POD assessments expire 6 months after  the purchase date.  When more than one has been purchased, the expiration is six months after the previous assessment. There will be no refunds. 

*The group option is for ten participants to complete a BOD POD assessment.  All participants must come together.  For groups of 11 or more, contact Taryn Taylor for payment and scheduling details at ttaylor@lorainccc.edu

 

 

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