Second year Sport and Exercise Science students visited the University Centre Somerset’s sports laboratory. The visit included the students carrying out fitness testing to support and link their Physiology and Field and Lab-based Fitness Testing unit. The opportunity also allowed the students to use and experience equipment used at university level and experience what a higher education practical session would be like. The students took part in multiple fitness tests including Wingate tests, using motion sensor technology and much more.
Student, Lewis Neenan said,
The trip to UCS was a beneficial experience to me as it was a good way to demonstrate the different learning environment at a university. The high-grade lab equipment was fascinating to use and record data with. I particularly enjoyed the skeletal movement analysis screening, it was captivating to observe how the actual human skeleton performed different movements. Our visit was great fun and I’m eager to progress and use this equipment within my own research.
Student, Ellie Mitchell said,
It was great to be able to visit UCS and use their sport and fitness laboratory. The visit supported our fitness testing unit and helped with our physiology revision. It was exciting to see the wide range of high tech equipment available and how results changed when using them. It was a great experience for not just me but the whole class. As an athlete it was interesting to see how heart rate and breathing control changes pre, during and post exercise during different tests. This experience has supported my learning massively.
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