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 Science Fellow of the HEA


My expertise is as a Lecturer and Support Worker in Sport and Exercise Physiology Enterprise and Commercial Activities Assist in the supervision of students in the sports performance clinic, “Peak Condition”

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

Enterprise and commercial interests

Providing sports science support to team and endurance sports.


SPOR30756 Introduction to Sports Science

SPOR40969 Fundamental Principles of Exercise Physiology

SPOR40919 Sports science for Teachers and Coaches

SPOR50948 Exercise Physiology

SPOR50941 Sports Nutrition

SPOR50929 Conducting Rigorous Research

SPOR60523 Sports Nutrition

SPOR60520 Personal and Professional development

SPOR60940 Applied Physiology


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.

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Research Excellence Framework 2021

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