Having access to high-quality equipment is crucial. We have led the way in ensuring you have access to industry-standard equipment – we were the first university to install an anti-gravity treadmill – and also have three specialist clinics, two rehabilitation gyms and several laboratories. We even have a heat and altitude environmental chamber.
Our first-class sports facilities include
We have multiple laboratories including: physiology, biomechanics, and psychobiology. We also have two large therapy clinics and two rehabilitation guys.
This is housed in our biomechanics lab. It is a 3D motion capture cameras and force plates.
This creates various environmental conditions to simulate the most extreme conditions found around the world.
The school has everything you would expect and more, including treadmills, cycle and rowing ergometers, an isokinetic dynamometer, brain and muscle stimulators and blood testing and gas analysis equipment.
We were the first university in the UK to install an anti-gravity treadmill in our rehabilitation gym. It is used by professional athletes as they look to speed up their return to fitness.
We have equipment for transcranial magnetic and direct current stimulation and peripheral muscle and nerve stimulation. These devices allow us to manipulate and test areas of the muscle and brain before and during exercise.
The Kent Sports Clinic is a collaboration of Kent Sports and Sport and Exercise Sciences Clinics, run by staff within both departments and Sport and Exercise Sciences students.
Working with elite atheletes to help them stay on top of their game.
Involving one-to-one assessments with trained physiotherapist.
Supervised student-led injury clinic, for recovery and prevention.
Run by world-leading experts, providing state-of-the-art testing for respiratory issues
Our facilities are available for use by researchers or industry and we are always keen to hear about potential collaborative projects with industrial partners. We also provide consultancy services to businesses. Contact the Knowledge Exchange and Innovation team to learn more.