The mission of the Human Integrated Performance (HIP) Club is to provide continued
education and training for its members in various aspects of exercise physiology and exercise
testing. Through the collaboration with professionals and other students, HIP Club members will
continually build upon their knowledge, professionalism, and overall excellence in regards to
human integrated performance. Members of the club will acquire a greater understanding of
graduate studies in related fields of study, which will inevitably lead to greater preparedness
when applying to such graduate programs.
Physical activity continues to take on an increasingly important role in the prevention and
treatment of multiple chronic diseases, health conditions, and their risk factors. It is well
established that a minimum level of physical activity is one of the best forms of health insurance.
With the increased emphasis on personal responsibility in health care, it pays for individuals to
be informed about their risk for disease and illness and the role of exercise and physical activity.
As an educational endeavor, the HIP Club at Adrian College makes several physical fitness
assessments available to the campus community. These assessments give participants insight into
their heart/cardiovascular health, body composition status, and muscular/joint fitness level.
Assessments provide include the following:
- Cardiorespiratory Fitness – Direct measurement of the maximum amount of oxygen that an individual can utilize during maximal exercise (VO 2 max).
- Body Composition – Assessment of percent body fat and percent lean body mass (i.e., muscle bones and organs) via a BOD POD®.
OFFICERS FOR 2017-2018 ACADEMIC YEAR
President – Kayla Durbin
Vice President – Noah Brueckner
Secretary – Cooper McLean
Public relations / SGR Rep – Krista Lynch