Sport Performance Centre

The Sport Performance Centre provides a range of sport science, performance and rehabilitation testing, analysis and intervention services to external clients and user groups.

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For more details on how we can help you and your team with sport performance and rehabilitation testing.  

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Research Centre

The Centre for Health, Exercise and Sport Science Research (CHESS) encompasses all physical and psychological aspects of exercise, health and sport science research. There are two areas of special expertise within the centre:
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Enhance your performance

The Sport Performance Centre provides a range of sport science, performance and rehabilitation testing, analysis and intervention services to external clients and user groups. Staff in the Sport Performance Centre have extensive experience working across a broad range of sports and at different levels of expertise.

This track record for providing high-quality services is reflected in AECC University College’s status as the official Performance and Rehabilitation partner to English Premiership football club AFC Bournemouth.

Sports and Performance Psychology

Sport and performance psychology services seek to maximise psychological potential for performance and also to remove barriers that might be limiting performance. Specific services include:

• Psychological profiling
• Team performance interventions
• Mental health screening
• Team functioning assessments
• Counselling and athlete support
• Coping with injury
• Performance Psychology interventions
• Leadership development (e.g. leadership groups and captaincy)
• Psychological skills training • Return to performance post injury
• Decision-making training

AECC University deliver these services through the on-site Sport and Performance Psychology Service. 


Physiological assessment and analysis services are designed to provide clear data regarding physiological performance and clear guidance regarding how to enhance physical/physiological performance. Specific services include:

• Anaerobic assessment
• Body composition
• Hydration testing
• VO2 max testing
• Musculoskeletal assessment
• Lung function
• Heart rate, blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol testing


Our biomechanical assessment and analysis services are focused on enhancing movement efficiency and technical control. Services include:

• Gait analysis
• Technique analysis
• Movement analysis
• Force production
• EMG muscle function testing
• Rehabilitation monitoring
• Strength and power output analysis

Sport support services

The Sport Performance Centre also supports the work of a range of local performance-focused providers including: AFC Bournemouth Academy, Bournemouth Rugby club, Bournemouth Collegiate School Sports Academies, and Dorset Cricket. 

As well as providing support services to talented student athletes at AECC University College as part of the Student Sport Scholarship Scheme.


Rehabilitation services are provided in collaboration with the AECC University College Chiropractic Clinic offering a range of rehabilitation solutions for injured sports performers.

Computerised analysis equipment helps to inform the needs of individual performers, an approach that has been utilised for clients including AFC Bournemouth, racing drivers and local athletes.

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Want to know more about our Sport Performance Centre and services, or need to ask a question? Get in touch today. 

For more details about the Sport Performance Centre and the services we offer email