Human Performance Unit

Utilising the state of the art sport science facilities within the newly developed sports centre, the Human Performance Unit has been established to provide expert sport science services to sports clubs and individual athletes from beginners to elite performers.

Derby's leading sports performance centre

The Human Performance Unit (HPU) is a dedicated space focused on providing sport science and coach development services to coaches, individuals and teams wanting to enhance their performance. It also offers opportunities for our current students to get involved with projects and individual sessions.

State-of-the-art facilities and equipment

The Human Performance Unit team has worked with Jake Lowe. The main focus was to analyse Jake's running performance in preparation for the London Marathon. As part of our Running Package, his blood lactate and heart rate were tested in the below video.


In preparation for his upcoming marathon, Jake Lowe, Running with Jake, takes part in a blood lactate and heart rate test, part of the Human Performance Unit's Running Package.

View Jake Lowe's marathon preparation video transcript