You can choose to bring your students for a full or half day visit to the Human Performance Unit.
- Full day visits (09.30 to 15.00/15.30) include TWO taster sessions.
- Half Day visits (09.30 to 12.30 or 12.30 to 15.30) include ONE taster session.
The Exercise Physiology session is designed to support your students understanding of aerobic and anaerobic parameters of fitness, VO2 max, respiratory exchange ratio, lactate thresholds and energy systems.
Students will perform, record and interpret data collected during the following exercise tests: VO2 max and lactate threshold test, sub-maximal cycle test, anaerobic cycling power test (6 second sprint), and countermovement jump.
This taster session will support your students understanding of key principles of biomechanics and how they relate to sports performance. Students will use specialist software and equipment within the University of Essex sports science laboratories to cover topics including speed, velocity, acceleration, force and angular motion.
The practical activities in this session include: Straight line sprinting through timing gates, the assessment of jumping using bilateral force plates, technique analysis using motion capture and video software.
This session introduces students to important psychological factors in sport, including stress, competitive anxiety, motivation, decision making and reaction time.
Interactive practical activities during this session bring these topics to life, enabling the students to experience and observe the application of psychology to sport and exercise science.