Exciting laboratory experience for our students

January 9, 2019

Just before the end of term, our Sports Science team took first and second year students to Chichester University, where they could experience a sports science lab first hand.

 

On the trip, the students were taught and guided through two laboratory-based fitness tests. One test focussed on V02 Max testing using Douglas bags and blood lactate analysis, the other test focussed on the impact of altitude on a six-minute step test (the altitude chamber was set to 6000m – the height of Kilimanjaro). The students also had a tour and a brief talk on courses and opportunities at Chichester University.

 

This was a great learning experience for all involved, supporting the students in their current academic assessment, as it linked to current units of study they are undertaking. It was also a great work-based learning and progression discussion opportunity, giving our students insight into where a career in Sports Science could take them!

 

The short video below shows what the day involved. Full information on our Sport and Exercise course can be found HERE.

 

 

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