Marjon Sport & Health Science Lab

BASES accredited lab

Our Physiology Lab is accredited by BASES. This means our Lab is recognized to be at the highest quality by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES).

BASES Laboratory Accreditation is a quality assurance process that provides clients with a means of confirming the appropriateness of a laboratory to conduct physiological testing. The accreditation process uses a written submission from the laboratory together with a detailed inspection visit to assess the appropriateness of the laboratory’s facilities, equipment, procedures and staffing. See our lab equipment.

To become a BASES Accredited Laboratory, the following criteria must be met:

  • The laboratory must be under the Directorship of a BASES Accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist
  • The facilities must meet the standards established for laboratory accreditation
  • Equipment and techniques must be used with due regard for calibration, validity and reliability
  • Exercise testing and other measurements must be conducted in accordance with appropriate protocols and adhere to safety considerations
  • Data must be accurately interpreted
  • Feedback provided to clients must be informative and be communicated in such a way as to be useful to the client.

Athlete support services

Our biomechanics and physiology laboratories are home to a range of advanced equipment for elite sports performance, and health and exercise research. These include VO2 max testing, lactate threshold testing, the Bod Pod, environmental acclimation chamber, Alter G anti-gravity treadmill, CSMI humac norm isokinetic dynamometer, golf simulator. We provide sport science testing for sport teams to predict strength, measure power, collect body compositional data and test anaerobic & aerobic capabilities.


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Health checks

Our health checks are available to anyone who would like to find out more information regarding their physical health. The check includes: weight, cholesterol, blood sugar, blood pressure, heart rate, blood glucose, body composition (bioelectrical impedance). Our health checks are £25, or £20 if you are a member of our Sports Centre.


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Our clinics

Marjon Health and Wellbeing clinics empower patients to lead a healthy lifestyle through learning more about physical activity, healthy eating and relaxation strategies. We provide you with the tools you need to improve your quality of life and to reach your goals. Our flexible person-centred approach means that you as the patient are able explore and find out what works to support your own unique concerns and issues. You will benefit from many different activities and discussions including walking, swimming, massage, sleep, diet, pain, physical activity and exercise.


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Our partnerships

We are really proud to work in partnership with the following organisations:


School and college workshops

The Sport and Health Science Lab we can offer bespoke workshops tailored for schools & colleges. This service is available during the months of September, October, November, May & June.


Lab team

The Lab is managed by the Sport & Health Science staff Ben Anniss and Chris Puleston. They work closely with the course leader for BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise ScienceCaroline Westwood, who is an exercise physiologist and accredited strength and conditioning coach.