Research Services

The Exercise Physiology Core Laboratory can provide data if your studies involve:

  • Exercise testing (CPET/VO2peak)
  • Body composition (Bod Pod, circumferences)
  • Measures of functional fitness (Six-minute walk test)
  • Exercise training
  • Resting metabolism
  • Weight loss
  • Vascular health

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Investigators are using the EPCL in
studies on:

  • Heart failure
  • Microvascular angina
  • Respiratory function
  • Peripheral arterial disease
  • Type 1 and 2 diabetes
  • Morbid obesity
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Concussions
  • Pregnancy

Steps to get started: Investigators with new protocols should contact the research team at to set up a consult. The research team will need a copy of your IRB approval and consent if you have completed these steps, or your proposal if not and will discuss your needs and time line. We are here to help you each step of the way, from protocol design to data collection and management.

For information regarding the EPCL, contact Lisa Farr 434.982.3565.

Acknowledgement Requirement

Resource Statement


Researchers should acknowledge use of the EPCL and support by the School of Medicine e.g. “This work used (service and/or instrument name) in the Exercise Physiology Core which is supported by the University of Virginia School of Medicine.” The core has a resource statement for use in grant proposals.

Resource Statement