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Health & Physical Wellness

The Institute for Women's Health is enhancing the health and well-being of women across the lifespan through research and education. The Wellness and Sports Evaluation program provides both health and fitness consultations to the TWU and Denton community as well as health and sport and  performance-related information and advocacy.

Nutrition Packages

Wellness Package $200

Individuals are provided with information regarding their current fitness level and risk profile for cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. The information can be used to design an appropriate nutrition and/or exercise program or to monitor the progress of a current nutrition/exercise program. The wellness package includes: cardiorespiratory fitness, resting metabolic rate, nutrition assessment, muscular fitness, body composition assessment, and blood glucose and lipid panel.

Weight Management Program $350 

This involves the Wellness Package for intial assessments, goal setting, and weekly meetings with professional staff for 10 sessions. Each session is about 45 minutes in length.

Nutrition Package $130

The nutrition package includes a one-hour nutrition evaluation and five 30-minute follow up sessions. Included in this package is a personalized meal plan.

Individual Nutrition Services 

Nutrition Consultation & Fitness -Free

The nutrition consult helps determine what services are needed to reach your fitness and/or body weight goals.

Nutrition Coaching $50 per session

A registered dietitian or qualified graduate student provides individual sessions to guide one to making healthier eating choices. Sessions are personalized to assist individuals in reaching personal goals.

Resting Metabolic Rate $75 

Results from the resting metabolic rate evaluation are used to determine caloric needs based on overall fitness and body weight goals. Carbohydrates, protein, fat, macronutrient and micronutrient requirements are provided along with an update of current dietary recomendations. 

Blood Glucose/ Lipid Panel $40 

Clients are sent to the Student Health Services for a fasting blood draw. The analysis is sent to the ESN Clinic to evaluate the current risk for coronary heart disease and diabetes.

Grocery Store Tour $40 

A registered dietitian or qualified graduate student provides guidance for making healthy and budget-friendly options at the local grocery store of Walmart or Kroger.

Fitness Packages

Sports Package $200

Athletes and physically active individuals can use the information collected from the package to build a physical profile or benchmark for setting goals. Assessments include: treadmill VO2max test with lactate threshold, nutrition assessment, body composition assessment via DXA, and one meal plan.

Cardiovascular Fitness $100

The cardiovascular fitness assessment will involve an exercise test being performed on a treadmill or cycle ergometer. The test will determine the participant's maximal oxygen consumption (VO2max). VO2max is considered the "gold standard" for the determination of an individual's fitness level. Lactate threshold may also be included for an additional cost.  

Bone Density & Body Composition Evaluation $150

Body composition is measured by a dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scan, which is considered to be the gold standard for measuring body composition. Results from the test include percent body fat, lean fat mass, fat distribution, and total bone mineral density. Hip and spine BMD are also included.

Individual Fitness Services

Anaerobic Power Capacity Test $50

Anaerobic power and capacity are assessed by a Wingate cycle ergometer test. Results from the test will include peak power, mean power or capacity, and a fatigue index.

Muscular Fitness $25

The evaluation of muscular fitness involves the assessment of endurance and flexibility. Physical challenges will include push-ups and curl-up endurance. Flexibility will be determined for the shoulders, lower back, and hamstrings.

Lactate Threshold $30 

Lactate threshold is the accumulation of lactate in the blood during exercise. Lactate threshold can provide an estimation of cardiovascular fitness and anaerobic endurance. It is assessed through the collection of blood from a finger prick during different stages of the cardiorespiratory fitness test or the anaerobic power test.

Body Composition/ Skinfold Measurement $35

The body composition assessment involves the measurement of skinfold thickness at three to seven different body sites. Circumference measurements are also included.

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