Sport Science


School of Sport and Exercise Sciences

World-class facilities

£35 million has recently been invested into state-of-the-art laboratory facilities for our current and future sport scientists.

All of our labs are furnished with state-of-the-art equipment which enables us to work with our students and partners to enhance our understanding of the science behind human performance and behaviour.

The £26 million state-of-the-art building where we are based is named after Professor Tom Reilly. Tom completed the first ever PhD in sport science in 1975. Tom has subsequently been credited as the person responsible for forging the rich heritage of sport and exercise scientific study at Liverpool Polytechnic, LJMU and beyond. The Tom Reilly building contains world-class laboratories that facilitate the delivery of a research informed curriculum alongside the development of high quality applied and theory enhancing research. In addition, the £8.5m refurbishment of the adjacent Life Sciences Building houses exceptional new laboratories for biomolecular and stem cell biology.

At any given time in our facilities you’ll find an array of high level athletes, students, sports scholars, LJMU sports teams, recreational athletes and others involved in performance, exercise testing or at work on a wide range of projects. They’ll be putting themselves through various physical, physiological and movement assessments or undertaking clinical or psychological measures and observations.

The Physiology Lab based in the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences.