For ease of reference, we’ve posted below all of the agreements, forms, and checklists utilized in this study. Each accordion section includes a brief description of the subject document, as well as a hyperlink to access it. If you have questions about these documents please reach out to us using the “CONTACT” button at the bottom of this page.

Participation Criteria Checklist

This one-page document can be downloaded and printed for ease of reference and offline use.

Participant Intake Form

The Participant Intake Form helps us collect important information about you, such as your contact information; gender, race, and ethnicity; allergies; medications, supplements, prescriptions, or similar substances you’re taking; and any major illnesses or injuries you’ve experienced within the past five years.

We use this information for both research and safety purposes. We never share this information and it will be held in strict confidence.

Informed Consent Agreement

The purpose of the informed consent process is to provide sufficient information to a potential study participant, in simple terms and appropriate detail, so that he/she can make the voluntary decision regarding “to” or “not to” participate in the research study.

To help you with your decision, our Informed Consent Agreement (ICA):

  • Describes the research study
  • Lists participation criteria (also referred to as “inclusion and exclusion criteria”)
  • Details your role in the study, including your responsibilities, lab visits, and similar items
  • Summarizes benefits to you from participating
  • Describes reasonably foreseeable risks, such as those experienced by participants in similar studies
  • Explains the importance of, and our procedures to ensure privacy and confidentiality
  • Explains that your participation is voluntary
  • Provides contact information for the Senior Faculty Advisor and Primary Investigators for the study

The Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PAR-Q) will help you determine whether it is necessary for you to seek further advice from your doctor or a qualified medical professional before exercising. It will help you identify pre-existing conditions, risk factors, and raise your awareness about how you may respond to exercise. Completing the PAR-Q+ is particularly important before participating in vigorous or strenuous exercise.

The PAR-Q+ does not take the place of a comprehensive medical exam completed by your doctor or qualified medical professional and is not intended to diagnose any medical issue. Consequently, if you have any questions or concerns about your physical condition or the risks associated with vigorous or strenuous exercise, you should consult with your doctor or a similar qualified medical professional.

Lab Visit Procedures

This document summarizes the procedures we perform during each visit to the Exercise Science Physiology Lab.

Visit Preparation Checklist

This checklist will help you prepare for each of your three visits to the KSU Exercise Science Physiology Lab.

KSU ESPL Location and Parking

The attached document includes information on the location of the KSU Exercise Science Physiology Lab facility, including the address and parking information.

COVID-19 Acknowledgement of Risk

On each visit to the Exercise Science Physiology Lab, we will ask you to complete this form. Although we follow current CDC and related safe guidelines, we ask you to acknowledge and accept the risks associated with COVID-19 exposure during your time on campus and in the lab. We also ask you to verify your mobile telephone number in the event that there is a confirmed positive test for COVID-19 among any of the research team members or other individuals with whom you may have had contact during your visit.

Click here for more information about our COVID-19 prevention strategies.

DEXA Consent Form

Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) technology is used to determine bone density and overall body composition. DEXA scans are painless procedures, lasting 10-15 minutes. The scan is completed while you are lying face-up on a scanning platform. As with any x-ray, you are exposed to radiation. However, the radiation you are exposed to during a DEXA scan is extremely small (less than natural background exposure from being outside).

We ask that you confirm your consent to perform this scan on each visit.

If you have any questions about these documents, please reach out to us using the “CONTACT” button below.