At the University of Bolton, we offer our students state-of-the-art sports and teaching facilities.

Bolton One

Bolton One is a £31 million sport, leisure, health and research centre. Offering flagship sports and health services which are open to everyone, Bolton One is home to the University of Bolton’s specially designed sports and health teaching, research and professional practice settings, including:

It also houses The Jason Kenny Centre which boasts an extensive fitness suite, competition standard 25-metre swimming pool, hydrotherapy pool and workout studio. 

This impressive array of facilities and equipment means that you have the opportunity to practice using the latest sport science equipment and enjoy studying in a comfortable and modern environment. 

 

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Athlete Development Centre

Offering assessment and support, the Athlete Development Centre (ADC) helps athletes, sports teams and coaches at all levels improve their performance. Our students work alongside professional practitioners to gain hands-on experience in a real-life setting and benefit from partnerships with England Athletics, Manchester Giants and the Rugby Football League. Along with the Sports & Spinal Injury Clinic, the ADC offers access to the latest industry-standard sports science equipment, including:

  • Primal Pictures anatomy.tv 
  • Vicon 3D motion capture system
  • Delsys Trigno wireless electromyography EMG
  • AlterG anti-gravity treadmill
  • Dartfish Analysis Software, and
  • hydrotherapy/aquatherapy.

Additional equipment includes cycle ergometers and treadmills, Vo2 max and blood lactate testing equipment, a Ganshorn for ECG and blood pressure testing, Smart Speed timing gates, a 90 metre sprint track, force plates for gait analysis, computer software for performance, nutritional and biomechanical analysis, a hydrostatic weighing tank, body fat testing equipment, and an isokinetic dynamometer. 

‘Our state-of-the-art sports science laboratory, the ADC, is superbly equipped to monitor and develop athletes at all levels of competition and ability, from elite to beginner, and is operated by highly experienced and qualified sport scientists, sports rehabilitators and coaches.’
Dr Colin Robertson
Head of ADC and senior lecturer in Sports & Exercise Science

 

Sports & Spinal Injury Clinic

Sports and Spinal Injury Clinic ReceptionThe BUPA-registered Sports & Spinal Injury Clinic (SSIC) is open to everyone and offers current, evidence-based treatment of musculoskeletal injuries from well-reputed professionals. The assessment of injuries, physiotherapy and sports rehabilitation is led by highly qualified and experienced clinicians, with supervised assistance from Sports Rehabilitation students, equipping them with a range of theoretical knowledge and hands-on vocational skills.

‘The SSIC is an excellent resource, offering affordable yet quality treatment of musculoskeletal disorders while giving our students an opportunity to meet real patients with real injuries and aid them throughout their treatment.’
Catherine Bardsley
SSIC Senior Clinician and lecturer in Sport Rehabilitation