Jack R. Leighton Performance Lab


The Leighton Human Performance Lab (located in PE Classroom Building 112C) provides state-of-the-art equipment for clinical and research experience in the areas of athletic training, exercise physiology, motor learning, biomechanics, and health promotion conducted by faculty, graduate and undergraduate students. The lab is made available for clinical evaluations and exercise prescriptions for faculty, staff, students, and the community during the months of October through May.

Payment information:
The Wellness and Movement Sciences Department will no longer accept cash or checks.
Pay for your testing by credit/debit card, pay via Touchnet. Use the storefront “Leighton Human Performance Lab”. Present your receipt of payment at the time of testing.
Student Financial Services in Sutton Hall on the Cheney Campus will accept cash/check payment. Present your receipt of payment at the time of testing.

To schedule a testing assessment, please contact Christi Brewer at cbrewer7@ewu.edu or Katie Taylor at ktaylor31@ewu.edu.


The BOD POD is an air displacement plethysmograph which uses whole-body densitometry to determine body composition (fat and fat-free mass) in adults and children. It is considered the gold standard in body composition assessment. The BOD POD also provides an accurate estimate of the resting metabolic rate. A full test requires only about 15 minutes and provides highly accurate, safe, comfortable, and fast test results.

Community (Individual)Community (3+ Group)EWU Affiliate* (Individual)EWU Affiliate* (3+ Group)
First Assessment$40.00$30.00/person$20.00$15.00/person

* An affiliate is a student, employee, or alumni of Eastern Washington University. In order to receive the group affiliate rate, all members of the group must be an affiliate.


  • No food, drink or exercise at least 3 hours prior to testing.
  • Use the restroom before testing, if necessary.
  • Don’t apply any lotions or skin creams prior to your test.
  • Remove glasses and jewelry (if possible).
  • Wear minimal, form-fitting clothing.
    • Men: Thin fabric shorts, lycra/spandex-type swimsuit or single-layer compression bike-style shorts (no padding)
    • Women: Lycra/spandex-type swimsuit or bike-style shorts and sports bra (no wire or padding)
  • Because of the sensitivity of the equipment, schedule subsequent visits under the same conditions (time of day, hydration levels, amount of facial and body hair, same day of cycle (women), etc.).
  • A swim cap will be provided to compress any air pockets within the hair.