MSCEP equipment 2016    MSCEP equipment 2016

Maximal exercise testing is conducted by the use of a ParvoMedics TrueMax 2400™ Metabolic Measurement System. This system is also used to conduct resting metabolic rate testing. ECG monitoring during exercise testing is conducted with a Motara X-Scribe system that allows tests to be reviewed and sent to physicians for further follow-up. Additional equipment in our laboratory includes:
  • Woodway treadmill
  • Velotron computer controlled, precision electronic
  • bicycle ergometer
  • Lode Corvial Recumbent Cycle Ergometer
  • Monark Cycle Ergometer
  • LifeFitness 9500HR Elliptical
  • InBody 520 Body Composition Analyzer which performs segmental body composition analysis
  • Hydrostatic underwater weighing tank
  • CorTemp ingestible core body temperature sensor system
  • SunTech Pro Ambulatory Blood Pressure System
  • emWave by HeartMath for measurement of heartrate variability
  • Cholestek LDX system for lipid panels and measurement of HsCRP
  • Ascencia Contour Blood Glucose measurement system
  • Lactate Plus Lactate Meter
  • Kinetisense sytem to measure EMG, linear acceleration and angular velocity
  • AD Instruments PowerLab 26T Teaching system

Villa St. Benedict facilities

Villa St. Benedict
The Activities of Daily Living Performance Enhancement Research Center (commonly known as the PEC) is a cooperative effort between Villa St. Benedict and the Master of Science in Clinical Exercise Physiology program. This well equipped fitness center features FreeMotion resistance training equipment that utilizes pulley systems to allow a wide range of joint motions to be accommodated. Many of these machines are also accessible to those confined to wheelchairs. Our most recent addition is a leg press to help our residents improve their lower body strength.

For aerobic conditioning, we have NuStep recumbent trainers, StarTrac recumbent bicycles, and StarTrac treadmills. An electronic upper body arm ergometer, rowing machine and Airdyne bike round out the aerobic offerings.

Group exercise classes are offered 5 days of the week and include a variety of class formats. We currently offer balance training, core conditioning, and strength training. Our students also lead classes in other areas of the campus including Assisted Living and Memory Care.

Working at Villa St. Benedict is terrific opportunity to help a great group of residents improve their fitness to help maintain their quality of life. In addition, it provides students with practical experience working with a wide variety of chronic conditions. The hours worked at Villa St. Benedict counts towards the requirements for the Registered Clinical Exercise Physiology exam.

Please contact Regina Schurman at to learn more or for a tour.

BenU fitness center 

Benedictine University's Fitness Center

Benedictine University unveiled the new state-of-the-art Fitness Center, which is located in the newly renovated Dan and Ada Rice Center, in the fall of 2011.

Visit the BenU Fitness Center website for facility photos and hours.

MacNeal Hospital facilities

Featured Clincal Site

Betsy Hart is one of our graduates who is an Exercise Physiologist at MacNeal Hospital in their cardiac rehab department. She was instrumental in turning their program around over the past several years. She loves to teach and enjoys hosting interns. Our students would get a very comprehensive experience at her site.

Visit the Vanguard MacNeal Hospital Cardiac Rehabilitation website for additional information.

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William R. Law, Ph.D.
Dean of the College of Science

Tonia Rucker, Assistant to the Dean
Phone: (630) 829-6187
Fax: (630) 829-6186

Dean's Office Hours:
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Dean's Office Location:
Birck Hall Room 119