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Become a contender with world class support and industry leading experts

Located on the top floor of Sport & Fitness, the University of Birmingham Sport Performance Centre offers one of the best specialist support teams in the UK for developing athletic performance. We work with students, staff and the Birmingham community as well as professional athletes on an individual and team basis. Offering the latest specialised sports science and medicine support delivered to you by a team of multidisciplinary experts; we can help you perform at your optimum level.

Our team of experts work closely together to create an integrated support plan tailored to your needs. Our expert support is underpinned by scientific theory and the latest research with the use of state of the art specialist equipment, including the AlterG© Anti-Gravity Treadmill and Altitude simulator.

Sport Medicine - Sport Injury and Rehabilitation
Strength and Conditioning
Sport Nutrition
Sport Psychology
Sport Physiology
Workshops & Courses
The Alter G Anti-Gravity Treadmill

The Alter G Anti-Gravity Treadmill

What we offer

  • Physiotherapy & sports injury clinic
  • In-house Sport & Exercise Doctor
  • Strength & Conditioning support
  • Sport Nutritional advice
  • Sport Psychology support
  • Sports Physiology support
  • Training Advice
  • Workshops & Courses
performacequote Before coming to the University of Birmingham my biggest achievements were with the GB Senior Team, winning silver medals at the European and Commonwealth Games. I chose Birmingham for the standard of the hockey coaching and team. Whilst studying, the sport scholarship allows me to continue training at a high standard and improve my future potential. The specialist support provided by the Performance Team – strength and conditioning, physiology, nutrition, lifestyle and physiotherapy support can only help my long term aim to win a medal at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Lily Owsley – Sport Scholar, Hockey

Who we work with

We partner with individuals and teams from across the sport and fitness industry from local to Olympic levels.

MEET OUR EXPERT

ALEX TAYLOR

HEAD OF PERFORMANCE & COACHING, UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM SPORT

Alex established the Performance Centre at the University of Birmingham Sport over 10 years ago. The aim of the centre is to provide integrated athlete-centred specialist support to talented athletes so that they can reach their sporting potential.

Alex brings over 20 years’ experience of working with national and international athletes and coaches, having worked with both Scottish and English Institutes of Sport, and NGB athletes and coaches. Alex’s specialist interest is in developing multidisciplinary specialist support systems which support transitional stage athletes – moving from junior to senior competition.

In addition Alex is a BASES Accredited Sport & Exercise Scientists & Laboratory director of the Performance Centre’s Physiology Lab. She is also a specialist in the body composition (Level 3 ISAK accredited anthropometrists) delivering training and assessing ISAK accreditation courses throughout UK and Europe for the past 10 years.

WE CAN HELP YOU PERFORM AT YOUR OPTIMUM LEVEL

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