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Sports degree students practice their elite performance measurement skills

3rd March 2022 – Tags: Higher Education, Sport

Image on pageOur Sport, Health and Exercise Science degree students carried out VO2 max performance tests with young athletes from Norwich Canoe Club this week.

VO2 max tests measure the maximum amount of oxygen that an athlete can utilise during maximum exercise efforts. They are a key indicator of cardiovascular fitness and aerobic endurance that is widely used for measuring the performance of elite athletes.

Image 2The college’s links with clubs like Norwich Canoe Club create opportunities for talented local athletes to have their fitness measured in the same way as professional sportspeople, whilst giving our students invaluable experience for their future careers in the industry.

Rui Rodrigues, Higher Education Lecturer, said:

This is giving our students practical skills and experience of VO2 max testing, which is a key performance indicator in any sport that requires aerobic capacity. Our students will need these skills to work in a wide range of roles within the industry, such as working with elite athletes and sports coaches, in football clubs, as exercise physiologists, or strength and conditioning coaches."

Click here to find out more about the BSc (Hons) Sport, Health and Exercise Science degree.

If you are a sports coach and are interested in our degree students carrying out VO2 max testing for your club or athletes, please contact