Moray House School of Education and Sport

Facilities for Sport-related Teaching and Research

At Moray House, we have a wide range of sports facilities on offer to enhance research and studies of our staff and students.

Biomechanics Lab and associated equipment 

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Our biomechanics laboratory is equipped with world-leading hardware and software. A motion capture system, a computerized robotic dynamometer, electromyography sensors and a range of force platforms are some of the instruments our students use to analyse human motion and gain better understanding of potential to performance. 

Dance Studio 

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The bespoke dance studio-lab has beautiful views of Arthur’s Seat and is one of the largest in the city, with a working capacity for 40 dancers. The studio is supported by up-to-date audio/visual technology and there is a viewing gallery that provides opportunities to observe teaching and performances. 

Games Halls

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The games halls within St Leonard’s Land are predominantly used as teaching spaces for our Physical Education programmes. Within these spaces a range of activities can be accommodated, such as volleyball, badminton and basketball.

Physiology Lab

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Our large physiology teaching lab enables individual and group work, exploring exercise and sports physiology in action across cycling, rowing and running modes of exercise, progressing from first principles through to state-of-the-art technology and now an integrated online learning platform. 

Project Lab

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An additional research and teaching project lab in the basement level provides further flexible space for data collection, ranging from consultancy work with athletes to group practical work and dissertation data collection. 

Psychology Lab

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The psychology lab is set to the side of the main practical teaching space. It is a self-contained, flexible unit that can be configured in multiple ways to enable students and researchers to collect a wide range of data – enabling experiments, interviews and observational studies to be conducted.  

Strength and Conditioning Performance Gym 

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The performance gym is a bespoke training facility catering for a range of performance needs. It offers a variety of equipment: including free weights (bars, dumb bells and medicine balls), pulleys, exercise bikes, dome balance balls and benches.

Swimming Pool 

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Our swimming pool can be used as a laboratory for aquatics research. With underwater cameras, poolside monitors and a variable depth swimming pool floor, we can monitor swimmers’ performance and analyse aquatic rehabilitation exercises as if we were in the biomechanics lab. 

The swimming pool is also used for training and teaching.