Exercise Science Outreach
University of New Hampshire Employee Fitness Program (EFP)
The UNH EFP originated in 1986. The UNH President’s Office designated start-up funds to the (then) Department of Physical Education’s Exercise Physiology Faculty to establish an exercise testing and training facility, which would be made available to interested benefits-eligible, apparently healthy faculty and staff. Equipment for testing and training was purchased and a graduate student was hired to run the day-to-day operations of the program. The initial call for participants went out to all eligible faculty and staff. The response was overwhelming with over 250 respondents. A lottery was held to select 100 participants. Since 1986, approximately 100 new participants have been tested annually. In 1995, the program was moved to the Field House Balcony where it currently resides. To date, over 2,100 UNH faculty and staff have been tested and have used the facility on a regular basis.
The UNH EFP provides a real world laboratory situation for graduate and undergraduate students in The Department of Kinesiology/Exercise Science. Students are actively involved in all aspects of fitness development and programming. Included are fitness testing, graded exercise testing, blood lipid assessment, pulmonary function testing, body composition testing, exercise prescription, personal training, program development, program marketing, data collection, and data tracking.
The exercise facility located in the Field House on the UNH-Durham campus is approximately 3,600 square feet in size. Exercise equipment includes True treadmills, StarTrac and Octane elliptical trainers, LifeFitness Exercise cycles (upright and recumbent), Schwinn AirDyne cycles, StairMaster step machines, Concept II rowers, Expresso (computerized) cycles, Nautilus strength stations, free weights and a variety of core and balance training equipment.
With the support of Healthy-UNH, we are now offering expanded facility open hours. This is a pilot-program that we plan to offer through the 2013-2014 academic year.
Our hours of operation during the Academic Year are:
M-F: 6:00 – 8:00 am and 11:00 am – 6:30 pm
Our Summer hours are:
M-W-F: 6:00 – 8:00 am & 11:30 – 1:00 pm
We are closed during all University Holidays
Questions? Contact the Program Director:
Timothy J. Quinn, Ph.D.
University of New Hampshire
Department of Kinesiology
New Hampshire Hall #119
124 Main Street
Durham, NH 03824
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