Health & Performance Test Packages

We offer a range of packages to suit the health and performance requirements for a wide range of individuals. From endurance packages for amateur or professional athletes aimed at measuring and improving performance, to health and wellbeing packages for those who would like to improve some aspect of their personal lifestyle. Each of our packages combine a range of different tests but can be tailored to suit your own needs. Although we have grouped our tests into these packages you can if you prefer mix and match from the entire range of tests to create your own bespoke package starting at £75. If you aren't sure which tests would best suit your requirement then one of our qualified Sports and Exercise professional can help develop a bespoke individually tailored suite of tests.

Select the packages below for more information.

Endurance Performance

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Endurance Performance Package

The Endurance Package offered within the Human Health and Performance Laboratory at Aberystwyth University is of benefit to all endurance athletes. It is of particular use to triathletes, cyclists, runners and mountain bikers. All tests are tailored to your preferred activities, and will include  professional cycle ergometers, treadmills or rowing ergometers.

The tests we offer can be individually tailored to your needs. They will assess your current level of fitness through the use of measurements such as VO2 Max tests, blood lactate and glucose analysis, and the determination of critical power or critical running velocity.

The full range of tests available in this package are:

  • Maximal Oxygen consumption
  • Lactate threshold
  • Incremental Ramp test performance
  • Oxygen kinetics during intermittent exercise
  • Heart rate at lactate threshold
  • Efficiency of movement 
  • Critical cycle power/running velocity determination

You are free to mix and match from the tests and inorporate tests from other packages to suit your personal requirements.

The testing is carried out by qualified Sport and Exercise Science staff in our purpose built labs using state of the art analysis equipment. The tests will be structured around you own personal goals and will provide you with data that will allow you to assess your current fitness and to tailor a training plan to your own unique set of requirements.

The results will be presented to you in an easy to use format and will be explained by our experts in Sport and Exercise physiology. These results will allow you to determine precise training zones so that you can optimise your time spent training and realise your potential.

Whether your train with power or by heart rate we’ll be able to provide you with an insight into your performance, and data that will maximise your time spent training. Feel free to contact us so that one of our sport and exercise specialists can develop a package just for you.

Team Sports / Sprint

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Team Sports / Sprint Package

The Team Sports Package offered at the Human Health and Performance Laboratory facilities in Aberystwyth University is of benefit to coaches who want some support and monitoring of players.  It is of particular use to intermittent team sports such as football and rugby, where we can provide a suite of performance analysis tools.  All tests are tailored to your preferred activities and based on evidence based test protocols.

The tests we offer can be individually tailored to your needs. This can range from GPS tracking of the position of a player, to sprint performance, or administration of fitness test protocols. We will support you in the tailoring of the package suited to your sport.

You are free to mix and match from the tests and incorporate tests from other packages to suit your personal requirements.

The testing is carried out by qualified Sport and Exercise specialists in our purpose built labs using state of the art analysis equipment and/or using portable equipment to enable assessment during training sessions.

The results will be presented to you in an easy to use format and will be explained by our experts in Sport and Exercise Science. These results will allow you to determine training programmes to improve both the performance of the individual and the team and that you can optimise the time spent training.

Our support can help provide you with the edge to not only monitor the team, but also improve. We’ll be able to provide you with an insight into your teams performance.  Feel free to contact us so that one of our sport and exercise specialists can develop a package just for you.

Sport Psychology

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Perfomance Psychology Package

The Psychology Package offered within the Human Health and Performance Laboratories at Aberystwyth University aids in the understanding of an individual’s motivation and commitment to sport, health, diet and physical activity. Psychological barriers can often be an underlying factor preventing people from reaching their performance and health goals. Understanding these barriers and learning techniques to overcome them can therefore lead to greater performance and enjoyment gains.

The techniques and procedures we offer can be individually tailored to your needs. They can address exercise psychology, performance psychology and the psychology of diet and health. Our assessments are aimed at overcoming barriers. These may be performance orientated barriers in a team or individual sporting context or barriers to a physically active lifestyle. The results and techniques learned can aid in decision making and coping with the stresses of sport, exercise, health and diet issues.

The full range of tests available in this package are:

  • Exercise Psychology
  • Performance Psychology
  • Team Psychology
  • Stress and Coping input
  • Employee Psychology

You are free to mix and match from the tests and incorporate tests from other packages to suit your personal requirements.

The testing is carried out by Sport, Exercise and health specialists in our purpose built labs. The tests will be structured around you own personal goals and will provide you with strategies for achieving your sport, health and diet goals from a psychological viewpoint.

The results will be presented to you in an easy to understand format and will be explained by our experts in Sport, Exercise and health psychology.

Whether you need to work on performance gains, motivation, expectations, goal setting or enjoyment a psychological approach may be the way forward. Feel free to contact us so that one of our sport, exercise and health specialists can develop a package just for you.

Biomechanics

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Biomechanics Package

The Biomechanics Package offered within the Human Health and Performance Laboratories at Aberystwyth University aids in the understanding of an individual’s motion in sport, health and disease. State of the art motion capture systems, combined with force data from force plate embedded in the floor enable us to capture your movements with great detail and accuracy.

The data gathered from these systems can be used to enhance performance in a wide range of sporting endeavours, improve efficiency of movement, assist with injury prevention and rehabilitation and assess movement patterns associated with health and disease.

The tests we offer can be individually tailored to your needs. They will assess your current movement patterns and seek out imbalances and weaknesses. They can also be used to identify potential injury risks associated with poor biomechanics. The results can be used to develop a range of exercises and techniques that can be used to address any problems.

The full range of tests available in this package are:

  • Video analysis for optimising performance in sports
  • 3D video analysis for optimising performance
  • Clinical gait analysis
  • Gait analysis
  • Impact forces during running
  • Complete running analysis
  • Running shoe selection advice
  • Golf swing analysis

You are free to mix and match from the tests and incorporate tests from other packages to suit your personal requirements.

The testing is carried out by qualified Sport, Exercise and Health Science staff in our purpose built labs using state of the art analysis equipment. The tests will be structured around your own personal goals and will provide you with data that will allow you to assess your current biomechanical fitness.

The results will be presented to you in an easy to use format and will be explained by our experts in Sport and Exercise physiology. These results will allow you to determine biomechanical strengths and weaknesses so that you can tailor subsequent health and fitness regimes to your own unique set of requirements.

Whether you need to work on performance, injury prevention or general mobility issues a biomechanical assessment can be the ideal starting point. Feel free to contact us so that one of our sport, exercise and health specialists can develop a package just for you.

Employee Health

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Employee Health Package

The Employee Health Package offered at the Human Health and Performance Laboratory facilities in Aberystwyth University is of benefit to all kinds of employees and employers. Depending on your needs, we can provide at-work assessment of health parameters and stress along with help and advice on healthy lifestyles including physical activity and diet.

The tests we offer can be individually tailored to your (company) needs. They will assess health through the use of measurements such as blood pressure, lung function, grip strength, diabetes risk, blood, urine, current physical activity level and diet. They can also be supported with health and fitness psychology.

The full range of tests available in this package are too many to list, so please contact us with your requirements.. Here are just some example to give an idea of what we offer:

  • Lung function assessment using spirometry
  • Cardio-vascular health screening, including blood sampling
  • Urine analysis for the determination of diet
  • Functional ability performance, such as walking speed, grip strength, balance, all of particular interest to older employees
  • Cognitive tests
  • Ergonomics, the assessment of posture in the workplace, including desk work
  • Well-being and stress evaluation
  • Assistance and recommendation with respect to delivering interventions to improve lifestyles of employees, either at home or in the workplace

You are free to mix and match from the tests and incorporate tests from other packages to suit your personal requirements.

The testing is carried out by qualified Sport, Exercise and Health specialists and our services are designed to be carried out in your preferred location. The tests will be structured around your (company’s) goals and will provide you with data that will allow you to assess and devise a health, safety and/or well-being plan to your own unique set of requirements.

The results will be presented to you in an easy to use format, likely as part of a formal report, and in the follow up, any queries you may have will be explained by our experts in Sport, Exercise and Health.

Whether you’re an employee interested in your own health, a small company, or a large business or organisation, we can provide you with a range of assessments to better understand the health and well-being of each employee and your workforce as a whole. We can then provide the support needed for you to improve it.

Body Composition

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Body Composition Package

The Body composition Package offered at the Human Health and Performance Laboratory facilities in Aberystwyth University is of benefit to everyone. It provides a detailed analysis of you body composition, examining the distribution of bone, muscle and fat mass. This can help to highlight a number of health risks or be used by athletes to identify areas of possible weakness. The results are plotted against curves based on the general population, and can be used to plan your training focus as an athlete.

Body composition data provides deeper insights than standard weighing scales and can therefore be invaluable for those trying to lose or maintain a healthy weight. Body composition testing can confirm that you are losing fat mass rather than muscle mass when trying to do so. For those wishing to build lean muscle mass it can determine where on your body such mass is being accumulated. Our assessments enable you to monitor this and can indentify any health risks associated with your body composition.

The tests we offer can be individually tailored to your needs. They can assess your current level of body fat percentage, muscle mass and the distribution of these around the limbs. We can also measure and monitor bone mineral density.

The full range of tests available in this package are:

  • A medical grade DXA scan, which is considered the gold standard for the assessment of body composition.
  • A body impedance analysis, which is quick and efficient and can be done anywhere, but the data is less accurate than from the DXA
  • Body fat measurements using medical skinfold calipers

 You are free to mix and match and incorporate tests from other packages to suit your personal requirements.

The testing is carried out by qualified Sport, Exercise and Health specialists in our purpose built labs using state of the art analysis equipment. The tests will provide you with data that will allow you to assess your current body composition and to tailor any lifestyle intervention to your own unique set of requirements.

The results will be presented to you in an easy to use format and will be explained by our experts in Sport, Exercise and Health.

Please note that the knowledge of your body composition and the distribution of fat and muscle mass is most more valuable when monitored it over a period of time; we can support you in this with repeat visits.