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Aberystwyth University has invested significantly in Sport and Exercise Science. The new building opened by rugby legend Gerald Davies C.B.E., the Carwyn James Sport and Exercise Science block on 28th April 2004. The building named after the distinguished former Aberystwyth student who graduated in Welsh in 1951 and became a leading rugby union player and coached the highly successful 1971 British Lions.
The building currently houses 10 specialised laboratories as well as staff offices. An extension is also under construction, due for completion in 2010, which will provide 8 additional labs.
Some of the equipment used for research and teaching in the department.
The physiology laboratories include a wide range of equipment for monitoring responses to exercise.
An environmental chamber allows the study of human responses in hot, cold or humid environments.
The Muscle Function Laboratory
Houses a Biodex isokinetic dynamometer, Ballistic Measurement System
Biochemistry and Analysis Laboratory
To complement work in all other disciplines, especially physiology, this lab includes analysers to assay blood, urine and sweat, and a range of associated equipment.
This features fundamental anthropometry equipment in addition body composition assessment equipment, including bioelectrical impedance and an underwater weighing tank sunk into the floor.
The muscle function laboratory is also used extensively in biomechanics.
Psychology And Psycho-Physiology
Comfortable seminar rooms allow group activities such as the analysis of roles in a team and provide relaxed spaces for athlete interviews.
at Tuesday, January 19, 2010, Facilities,Equipment and Building Gallery, Archives January 2010
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