Andrew Bloomer

Senior Lecturer

School of Health, Science and Wellbeing

I graduated from Staffordshire University with BSc. (1st Class Hons.) in Sport and Exercise Sciences in July 2000 and took on the role of Sports Performance Officer at the within the university. I enrolled on the BASES Supervised Experience programme and was accredited with BASES (Physiological Support) in 2007. I am also a qualified (level 3) coach with the Association of British Cycle Coaches.

Areas of interest include exercise physiology, sports nutrition, training principles and the use of ergogenic aids to improve sports performance. My sporting interests revolve mainly around endurance/individual sports but in particular I am a keen cyclist that has competed for many years, most recently in off-road disciplines.

Academic qualifications

BSc. Sport and Exercise Sciences

Professional Membership and Activities

BASES accredited (physiological support)

Expertise

My expertise is as a Lecturer and Support Worker in Sport and Exercise Physiology

Enterprise and Commerical Activities

Assist in the supervision of students in the sports performance clinic, “Peak Condition”
http://www.staffs.ac.uk/academic_depts/pse/facilities/peakcondition/index.jsp

Research interests

The use of technology to improve cycle-sport performance.
The use of ergogenic aids / dietary supplements to improve sports performance
The use of training methods to improve sports performance

Teaching

Level 3:
The role of sports science in understanding sports performance

Level 4:
Introduction to physiology and nutrition for sport and exercise
Developing research skills in sport and exercise

Level 5:
Physiological assessment and intervention
Research and graduate employability in sport and exercise
PE or youth sport placement

Level 6:
Sports nutrition
Principles of training and exercise prescription
Research and professional development 3
Sports development and coaching placement

Publications

Bloomer, A., & Day. S. (2002). Improving performance in short distance cycling time trials using higher gearing and lower pedal rates. Journal of Sports Sciences, 21(4), 261.

Top 15 for Teaching Quality

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

6th for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022

Midlands University of the Year

Midlands Business Awards 2020