Lancaster University has installed top of the range sports facilities at the university sports centre as it aims to improve its performances in BUCS.
This follows the university's new Sports and Excercise Science degree, created for this academic year.
The new facilities include a new Strength and Conditioning Room and Human Performance Lab. There is also a new facility to assist students on the new degree, which takes a more academic look at sport.
. Bob Lauder, director of Sports Science at Lancaster Medical School, told the Lancaster Guardian
: "We are delighted with this amazing space, which rightly places Lancaster University as a top institution for teaching and research in sports and exercise science.
“When we launched the new Sports and Exercise Science degree, it was strategically positioned in Lancaster Medical School; one of only a small number of similar degrees in the UK to be delivered from a school of medicine. This ensures an academically rigorous degree with a focus on health and wellbeing, as well as on elite sporting performance."
The new Human Performance Lab will additionally help both the university and local sports teams to reap the rewards of a new elite research centre
Kim Montgomery, Head of Sport at Lancaster University, also told the Lancaster Guardian
: "We are always looking to improve our teams' standing in BUCS (British University and College Sport) but previously have not really had the resource to support an improvement in strength and conditioning. Now we very much have a facility of regional significance.”
Lancaster University aren't
stopping here - they are also currently in phase two in their development
of their new £44m Health Innovation campus, which they are building to help "people to live long as long and (be as) healthy as possible."
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