Body Composition Lab

The Body Composition Lab enables accurate assessment of body composition analysis in support of the Sport & Exercise awards programme.

Body composition is used to describe the percentage of fat, bone, water and muscle in the human body and is widely assessed for both health and sports performance reasons. There are several methods available for analysing body composition and the Body Composition Lab houses two analysers that allow the assessment of body composition via air displacement plethysmography and bio-impedance analysis.

The lab is used for undergraduate and postgraduate learning, research and enterprise activities.


  • Cosmed BodPod
  • Seca mBCA 515 Body Composition Analyser

Air Displacement Plethysmography (BodPod) Test

Bio-Impedance Analysis Test


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Opening Times

Monday to Thursday 8.00am - 5.00pm

Friday 8.00am - 4:30pm

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Sustainable Development Goal 4, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023

for Career Prospects

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

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Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

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of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021

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Research Excellence Framework 2021

Four Star Rating

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