Human Health & Performance Laboratory

The Human Health & Performance Laboratory resides in the state-of-the-art purpose built teaching and research facility at Aberystwyth University.

Part of the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS), the Sport & Exercise Science building contains an extensive range of physiological and biomechanical equipment across a number of laboratories.

Our purpose built biomechanics lab includes a number of force plates, 3D motion capture facilities and a range of motion analysis equipment. Elsewhere in the building are labs dedicated to physiological testing with breath-by-breath analysis tools and metabolic testing suites. The labs also contain blood sampling and analysis equipment and a Dual-energy X-ray absorption (DXA) scanner for measuring body density, body fat and overall body composition. Should you need testing or acclimitisation in specific environmental conditions we also have a large environmental chamber in which testing can take place.

‌‌The labs are conveniently situated in the stunning Aberystwyth University Campus with easy parking and access to a number of food and drink outlets.

This is all complimented by knowedgable scientific staff on hand to talk you through the procedures, analyse your results. Our team includes sport and exercise professionals from the Diet, Exercise and Health Research Group, who can guide you towards your performance or health goals, whatever they may be.

The Human Health & Performance Laboratory is open to anyone with health or performance goals. This includes:

  • World Class athletes who need to quantify and track progress on specific fitness markers.
  • Amateur athletes who want to maximise the time available for training by identifying their strengths and weaknesses and create pesonalised training plans based on their individual physiological parameters.
  • Non-athletes who simply want to quantify and keep track of their health and wellbeing. 

We offer a range of pre-built Human Health and Performance Packages for you to choose from. These include:

If you have specific needs then it is possible to pick and choose specific tests from acorss these packages to tailor a solution that fits your personal requirements. If you aren't sure which tests would best suit your requirement then one of our qualified Sports and Exercise professionals can help develop a bespoke individually tailored suite of tests.