Know Your Numbers program now open for appointments

by Kyra McKay,, Employee Wellness Practicum Coordinator  |   

UAA Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation presents...

Know Your Numbers: A Physical Fitness Assessment

The Know Your Numbers (KYN) program is a service that provides a series of exercise tests that will assess your current fitness level to give you the information you need to create health and fitness goals. To reach those goals, your student technician/fitness professional will design an exercise program just for you based on your exercise test results, teach you how to do the exercises correctly and will keep you inspired.

Know Your Numbers requires TWO APPOINTMENTS. One in-person and one via Zoom.

  • Day 1: Exercise Testing performed in the UAA Human Performance Lab (HPL) which has moved to the UAA Seawolf Sports Complex Dance Studio (SSC 206) to assess your current fitness level.
  • Day 2: Results and Prescription will be delivered via Zoom where you will meet with your fitness professional to discuss your results and review your new exercise program.
  • Important safety notes:

    Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the HPL will be implementing specific sanitization and behavioral practices that will be maintained for the safety of our clients, students, and staff. These practices follow the CDC guidelines and include:

    • Social distancing (staying 6 feet away from others when possible, with the understanding that the student technician will be within this distance as they go through exercise procedures with clients).
    • Limiting the number of people within the HPL.
    • Washing/sanitizing hands frequently and prior to each clients’ appointment.
    • Wearing masks (clients are not expected to wear masks while exercising).
    • Avoiding touching eyes, nose, mouth and unnecessary surfaces.
    • Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and lab equipment prior to each clients’ appointment.
    • Decreasing the number of clients tested this semester to allow ample time for appropriate sanitization practices between clients.
    • Staying home when sick/symptomatic.
    • Temperature checks of student technicians, staff, and clients prior to entering the SSC and the HPL.
    • COVID-19 screening form to be completed by all student technicians, staff and clients prior to entering the SSC and the HPL.

    Your safety is important to us and we appreciate the practicum opportunity you provide our students during these times. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email us at

Fitness Assessment Package

Bod Pod testing at UAA's Human Performance Lab

Body Composition


VO2 submax testing on a stationary bicycle at UAA's Human Performance Lab

Cardiorespiratory Fitness

VO2 Submax - bike or treadmill

Hand grip used to test muscular strength at UAA's Human Performance Lab

Muscular Strength

Hand Grip

Person doing a push-up to test muscular endurance at UAA's Human Performance Lab

Muscular Endurance


Person doing sit-and-reach to test flexibility at UAA's Human Performance Lab



Person undergoing Partial Functional Movement Screen at UAA's Human Performance Lab

Partial Functional Movement Screen

Shoulder Mobility, Deep Squat and Hurdle Step

If you have any questions about specific tests, please email us at

Due to the high-risk nature of someone with signs or symptoms of cardiovascular, metabolic or renal disease during our current world situation, we are only accepting low-risk individuals at this time. Not sure if you are considered low or high-risk? You may check using our Medical Clearance Form.

Sign up now.

Only 32 spots are available.

Dates of testing: Oct. 20–Nov. 13.
All packages are $20.
Cash or check only at the time of the first appointment.

All appointments scheduled online below if eligible.

Eligibility Clearance and Scheduling

Please note: The Human Performance Lab has moved to the Seawolf Sports Complex: 2801 Spirit Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508.

UAA Employee Wellness Program

Missed a wellness break you were looking forward to? No worries, here are a few recorded activities you can play and participate whenever you like and some ideas to do on your own time.

  • Take a Breath with Amina
    DPHS student Amina guides you through 5 different breathing exercises that help bring mindfulness into focus. Watch Take a Breath with Amina at YouTube.
  • Pilates with Alyssa
    Simple and controlled moves to build strength in your core from front to back. Watch Pilates with Alyssa at YouTube.
  • Emotional Wellness with Quinn

    Quinn created activities that focus on the emotional dimension of wellness. Grab a sheet of paper and a writing utensil to follow along with these activity examples.

    Feelings Association: Set a timer for three minutes, pick one word from the list below, and create a thought bubble web based on that word. Write down any other words, phrases or memories you associate with that word. Once the timer is up, take a look at your thought bubble web and reflect on how that word made you feel.

    • Happiness
    • Work
    • School
    • Wellness
    • Health
    • Winter
    • Family

    Poetry: Set a timer for three minutes. Take a look out your window and write a quick poem on what you see, how you feel, or anything that comes to mind after looking out your window. (Help: A Haiku is a simple poem anyone can write. The poem consists of three lines/phrases/sentences. The first sentence is five syllables, the second is seven and the third and final sentence contains five syllables.) Give it a try! You might be surprised at how creative you can be!

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