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Exercise science lab

We have a well-equipped exercise science laboratory in Bournemouth House, with a range of state-of-the-art equipment and devices for you to use in your studies, helping you develop a better understanding of human physiology and gaining valuable assessment skills.

Among the equipment we have is:

  • Isokinetic dynamometer - this is an extremely precise machine used to test the physical capacity of any limb of the body
  • Douglas bag carts - used for dynamic lung volume testing
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG) machines - for recording the electrical activity of the heart
  • Exercise bikes - these are used for measuring power output, using the Wingate protocol
  • Oxycon-Pro online gas analysis system - this piece of equipment is utilised in submaximal exercise tests such as actual vs. predicted maximal oxygen uptake, lactate threshold tests and ventilatory threshold tests
  • Treadmill - used for exercise and recording movement (biomechanics)
  • Alpha III electronic spirometer and handheld micro-spirometers - for measuring lung volume
  • Blood pressure monitors
  • Sphygmomanometers and stethoscopes - used for monitoring blood pressure and recording the movement of blood through the circulatory system
  • Heart rate monitors
  • Body stat monitors - we have a multi-frequency body stat monitor to measure body fat percentage
  • Skinfold callipers - used for anthropometry
  • Pseudoisochromatic charts - for vision testing, more specifically for colour blindness.

Relevant courses:

BSc (Hons) Clinical Exercise Science