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Physiology laboratory

Accredited by BASES, our physiology laboratory is equipped with the latest equipment used for physiological and biomechanical assessment.

About the physiology laboratory

Our physiology laboratory is accredited by The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES), confirming the high professional standards of the lab's facilities, equipment, procedures and staffing. BASES is widely recognised as the leading UK professional body in sport and exercise sciences and the the University's physiology laboratory is part of an elite group that includes Manchester United Football Club.

The physiology laboratory is used by professional sports teams such as Southampton FC, GB Wheelchair Rugby and Salisbury Triathlon Club.

Take a virtual tour of the physiology lab

Virtual tour


  • Oxycon Pro and Oxycon Mobile on-line gas analysers (breath by breath) with 12-lead ECG.
  • EKF Diagnostics blood analysers.
  • Lode Excalibur Sport and Tacx Smart Trainer for use with your own bike.
  • h/p/cosmos Saturn treadmill for use with your own wheelchair or bike.
  • Cortex Metalyzer 3B.
  • GPS monitoring system.
  • Woodway treadmills.
  • Team heart rate monitoring systems.
  • Bod Pod Gold Standard.
  • Lode Arm ergometer.
  • Kayak ergometer.

Courses that use this facility

  • BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science
  • BSc (Hons) Sport Coaching
  • BSc (Hons) Health, Nutrition and Exercise Science
  • MSc Clinical Exercise Science
  • MSc Football Science

This facility is available to hire

If you are an athlete looking to build a training plan, or you are recovering from a sports-related injury, the physiology laboratory can provide you with the equipment, support and advice to build effective training or injury rehabilitation programmes.

Find out more about external hire