Students Complete Lab-based Fitness Testing | Bridgwater & Taunton College

Bridgwater & Taunton College (BTC) Sport and Exercise Science students visited the University Centre Somerset’s sports laboratory to explore the state-of-the-art equipment and complete fitness testing.

The visit included the students carrying out fitness testing to support and link their Sport and Exercise Physiology and Field and Laboratory-based Fitness Testing units together.

The opportunity also allowed the students to use university level equipment and experience what a higher education practical session would be like.

The students took part in multiple fitness tests including Wingate tests, enabling to measure their peak power output, fatigue index and much more!

Tristan Onslow, student, said,

It was very exciting to have the opportunity to use some of the specialist equipment available at this UCS facility. Being able to complete and analyse Wingate tests and other physical performance tests at UCS meant that we could experience some of the high-technology testing processes we learn about but cannot replicate.

It was fascinating to clearly see how your physical strengths such as endurance and power output compare to other participants who specialise in different sports. This UCS visit also gave a brilliant insight into the facilities that are available within the next steps of education.

Isabel Mullins, student, said,

I found it really interesting to be in and around the sports lab and getting to use some of the equipment I may use again at university next year. This was an exciting and interesting opportunity that students in other colleges are unlikely to have had.

It has also made me feel more confident and given me a massive insight to what I could be doing when I go to university, such as a Wingate test!

For more information about our Sport and Exercise Science course offerings and facilities, visit, call Information & Guidance at 01278 441234, or come to one of our events.

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