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Marjon Sport & Health Science Lab

Sports Lab

Our biomechanics and physiology laboratories are home to highly advanced equipment for elite sports performance and health and exercise research. ​ 

These include VO2 max testing, lactate threshold testing, environmental acclimation chamber, Alter G anti-gravity treadmill, CSMI humac norm isokinetic dynamometer, and golf simulator. We provide sport science testing for sport teams to predict strength, measure power, collect body compositional data and test anaerobic and aerobic capabilities.

Our students enjoy regular opportunities to use the equipment as part of their studies and conduct regular research and clinical assessments within the labs. See all our courses

We work with our own students, schools and colleges, and elite athletes from the region. Our first-class facilities are available for use by both the public and professional sports teams.


Sports Lab - Environmental Chamber

Environmental Chamber

An environmental chamber, also known as a climate chamber or environmental simulator, is used in sports science and performance research to simulate various environmental conditions,

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Sports Lab - Blood Analysis

Lactate Threshold Testing

A lactate threshold assessment is commonly used to assess ability and support endurance training prescription in line with targeted training zones.

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Sports Lab - Environmental Chamber

VO2max Testing

VO2 max testing is commonly used in sports and fitness settings to assess cardiorespiratory fitness across all levels of ability

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Health Checks

Our health checks are available to anyone who would like to find out more information regarding their physical health.

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Team Testing & Support

Using our sport centre facilities and specialist equipment we can offer tailored sport science testing for sport teams. ​

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Schools & College Workshops

The Sport and Health Science Lab we can offer bespoke workshops tailored for schools & colleges.

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BASES Accredited Laboratory

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Our state-of-the-art BASES (British Association of Sport and Exercise Science) boasts a range of equipment for physiological and metabolic assessments within a multisport environment.  

BASES Laboratory Accreditation is a quality assurance process that provides clients with a means of confirming the quality of a laboratories facilities, equipment, procedures and staffing to conduct sport & exercise science  

A BASES Accredited Laboratory meets the following criteria:​ 

  • The laboratory is under the Directorship of a BASES Accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist​ 
  • The facilities meet the standards established for laboratory accreditation​. 
  • Equipment and techniques are used with due regard for calibration, validity, and reliability​. 
  • Exercise testing and other measurements are conducted in accordance with appropriate protocols and adhere to safety considerations​. 
  • Data is accurately interpreted​.
  • Feedback provided to clients is informative and communicated ways that are useful to the client. 

We are really proud to work in partnership with the following organisations:

Adam and Hannah are two of our current students, take a look at their blogs to find out what it is like to study here:

The Lab is managed by the Sport & Health Science staff Chris Puleston and Meg Okey. They work closely with the course leader for BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science, Ben Anniss.