SECU offers a wide range of services, from sport psychology and performance analysis to nutrition and coaching

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About SECU

The successful Sport and Exercise Consultancy Unit was established in 2006. Based in the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing, SECU focusses on the disciplines of sport and exercise physiology, psychology, biomechanics & coaching.

SECU's services are available to both individuals and teams, and all staff are members of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES).

For more information, contact the Director, Helen Ryan.

SECU services

Physiology and nutrition

SECU Physiology & Nutrition offer a variety of services ranging from one-off tests to more complex packages. You can visit our fully-equipped and air-conditioned physiology laboratory or one of our physiologists can come to your training venue for field assessments. As part of a package you can receive detailed feedback on test results, and strategies to work on physical weaknesses to help improve your performance as well as workshops in any required area.

  • Aerobic assessments e.g. VO2max, lactate threshold
  • Anaerobic assessments e.g Wingate Test
  • Body Composition Analysis
  • Field Testing
  • Workshops
  • Dietary Analysis
  • Hydration Assessment

Sport Psychology

SECU Psychology can provide a range of services including group or team sessions, individual athlete consultation or working directly with a coach to help promote greater communication or better working relationships.

  • Performance Profiling
  • Mental skills techniques
  • Workshops

Biomechanics and performance analysis

SECU Biomechanics and Performance Analysis can analyse the performance of an athlete or team in training and competition with a view to diagnosing any problems which might be limiting sporting performance. With close consultation with the athlete and/or coach this information can be used to alter training patterns, change technique or alter equipment set-up.

  • Gait Analysis
  • Technique Analysis
  • Workshops
  • Video Analysis
  • Notational Analysis

Sport and exercise consultancy case study: the Hampshire Institute of Sport

The Hampshire Institute of Sport is a joint venture between the University of Winchester, Energise Me and Hampshire County Council. Unique to Hampshire, it aims to provide one-to-one sport science support to talented young local athletes to expose them to the kind of environment they might experience should they reach elite performance in their sports.

Launched in 2018 with a 4-month pilot across 4 different sports, the project now includes a further 4 sports, 11 coaches and 29 athletes. Students from the University are also getting first-hand experience of working with the athletes in complex environments, complementing their learning and teaching. 

Find out more

Read the Hampshire Institute of Sport Pilot Evaluation

Vsit the Hampshire Institute of Sport webpage