Performance sports training venue

Sport Centre - Facilities & Services

Sports Facilities

Our sports facilities are world class and we were recently recognised as joint fourth university in the UK for sport facilities by the Times Higher Education (THE) Supplement. Our facilities include:

  • Gymnasium
  • 12 Badminton court size sports hall
  • 3G Artificial Grass Football / Rugby Pitch
  • 1 Sand-dressed National Standard Hockey Pitch
  • 25m Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Gymnasium
  • Indoor Climbing Wall
  • 2 Grass Pitches
  • 2 Tennis Courts
  • 90 Station Fitness Suite

Sport Centre - Facilities & Services - Fitness Suite

Strength & Conditioning

  •  4 Olympic Lifting Platforms
  • Squat cages
  •  Free weights (Olympic bars and plates)
  • Kettle bells/dumbbells
  • Plyometric Equipment
  • Treadmills, rowing ergometers, exercise bikes
  • Recovery area (Swiss balls, foam rollers, matted section)

Sport Centre - Facilities & Services - 3G Pitch

High Performance Facilities

With a BASES accredited Sports Science Lab, Sports Rehabilitation & Therapy Clinic and Video Analysis Suite the University has the facilities and expert staff to support your athletes and teams to reach their peak.


Sport Science

Our BASES accredited sports science lab includes separate areas for physiology, biomechanics and performance analysis. Key features include:

• Environmental Chamber (altitude/heat/humidity) 
• Isokinetic dynometer 
• Online gas analysers 
• Wingate bikes 
• Non-motorised treadmill – repeated sprints 
• Measurement of blood count, lactate, haemoglobin mass and hydration status 
• Video analysis suite 
• Sports psychology consultation suite


Sport Therapy & Rehabilitation

  • 9 sports therapy beds
  • Private and open treatment areas
  • Diagnostic Ultrasound
  • Rehabilitation Gym
  • Anti-gravity treadmill


Accommodation - Bedroom Image


The University has a total of 450 bedrooms on campus, 60 of them are ensuite. In addition to this University Catering has experience of working with Elite Sports teams and provides a flexible and responsive service to the needs of the individual clubs. Menu options can be discussed and agreed in advance of each elite team arriving for their camp. The University also has a wide range of conference style rooms including an ispace centre for team meetings, social areas to relax in, a library, computer centre and a chaplaincy.

Scenic Devon and Cornwall

The South West coast is fantastic for surfing, sailing and diving and we are close to Dartmoor for climbing, mountain biking and hiking. There are plenty of tourist attractions to visit including the Eden Project and The National Marine Aquarium as well as entertainment at theatres, restaurants and bars throughout the region. The University can arrange sight-seeing tours of the area.