Lab overview

The CSU Bakersfield Human Performance Laboratory is fully equipped with state of the art equipment. This includes:

  • Metabolic measurement systems
  • 12-lead EKG
  • Treadmills,
  • Monark cycle ergometers
  • Lactate analyzers and Glucometers
  • Several methods to measure body composition
    • Air-Displacement Plethysmography (Bod Pod)
    • Skinfold Calipers (Lange)
    • Bioelectric Impedance Analyzers (BIA)

The laboratory is also used as a classroom for Physiology of Exercise Laboratory and Exercise Test and Prescription Laboratory sections, in addition to individualized personal fitness assessments.

CSU Bakersfield studies the various factors that influence and define human movement. Students experience the cross-disciplinary foundations of the field of Kinesiology while gaining both theoretical and practical knowledge related to the biological, physical, socio-cultural, philosophical, and psychological factors underlying all forms of physical activity.

photo josh miller Dr. Joshua Miller, graduated from A.T. Still University in 2014 (DHSc, Global Health Promotion), and joined the faculty at CSUB in 2014. Dr. Miller’s research has focused on the areas of Metabolic Syndrome in adolescents and college-aged individuals and athletic performance. Prior to coming to CSUB, Dr. Miller worked in different areas of the field (i.e. research, hospital- and corporate-based wellness, and senior fitness. Dr. Miller is a member of the ACSM and NSCA.


Certified Exercise Physiologist, American College of Sports Medicine

Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach, National Strength and Conditioning Association

Basic Life Support, American Heart Association

Interested in scheduling or obtaining more information on testing. Please email to schedule your testing today.  Consent Form

See table below for test pricing:

Test Community Team (5+) Faculty/Alumni Student

Bod Pod

$25 $15 $15 0
Skinfolds or BIA $15 $10 $10 0
VO2max $100 $75 $60 $30
Submax $50 $35 $30 $15
VO2/lactate $80 $75 $50 $40
RMR $40 $30 $30 $20
Wingate $40 $30 $30 $15
FMS $50 $35 $20 $10