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.

  • High-specification facilities: Our £10.8 million Sports Centre houses a bespoke performance suite complete with a physiology laboratory, conditioning area, eight dedicated lifting zones and a 30m lane indoor sprint track and jump pit
  • Cutting-edge technology: Using the best equipment, including Kistler Force Plates, Opto Jump and Vicon Motion Analysis Cameras, our team of experts can deliver detailed insight enabling you to get the most out of your sport
  • Biological principles: In-depth scientific knowledge coupled with bespoke physiology tests will help you prevent performance-related injuries
  • Working with professionals: From biomechanics to psychology to coaching, our team of professionals combine their experience working with athletes and coaches, as well as their understanding of the biological and psychological principles behind sport performance to provide you with the expertise you need to achieve your outcomes and improve your coaching craft
  • Diverse services: The range of services provided by the HPU include, targeting improved physical training, recovery from exercise, exercise nutrition, sport psychology, injury prevention, rehabilitation specific to your sport and coach support and development