Graduate students at Eastern Illinois University, under the supervision of faculty members, conduct initial screenings on all new members. Additionally, members undergo a progress screening as needed and an annual rescreen. The initial and annual screenings include:
- A baseline EKG.
- Body composition analysis — including skinfolds.
- Bioelectrical impedence analysis (BIA).
- Body mass index (BMI).
- Waist/hip ratio.
- Resting blood pressure.
- Height and weight.
- Flexibility and strength tests.