University of East London opens state-of-the art sports science laboratory

A group of people test out the new state-of-the art sports science lab

A group of people test out the new state-of-the art sports science lab - Credit: Archant

A new state-of-the art sports science laboratory has opened at the University of East London.

A group of people test out the new state-of-the art sports science lab

A group of people test out the new state-of-the art sports science lab - Credit: Archant

The facility, which is located at SportsDock at UEL’s Docklands campus, will give students the opportunity to hone their skills using the very latest fitness-testing equipment.

It was opened officially by Charmagne Barnes, Dean of the School of Health, Sport and Bioscience..

Sports Science lecturer, Andy Galbraith, said: “Students learn the theory in their lectures and now they can come to a space in the same building where they can get the practical hands-on experience teaching them those key sports science skills.

“They can do all of the key tests that an elite athlete would have done to assess their fitness.


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“It’s all about monitoring what is going on in the body.”

The lab will also be available for use by external sports teams and organisations.

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Richard Buscombe, interim head for applied sport and exercise sciences, said, “We’ve already had players from Leyton Orient football club here.”

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