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The London Sports Institute

The wait is over - after ten years in the making, the pioneering four-floor West Stand complex is officially open, in partnership with Saracens rugby club. There couldn’t be a better time to study sport with us.

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With the opening of our £23 million development of The West Stand, you’ll have access to facilities that draw professional athletes from around the globe, giving you the opportunity to build fantastic industry experience and connections. We are also a hub for athletes and sport experts within our community as well as for people in the local area who want to benefit from sport and exercise.

Are you ready to launch your sporting career in our elite Sports Science facilities?

Having featured on the BBC, the new facilities for the London Sport Institute include a biometrics room, strength and conditioning suite, human performance lab, cognition labs, health and injury clinic and clinical therapy rooms. A bespoke Sports Performance Analysis suite will also give you access to specialist software used within the sporting industry.

"The West Stand development will add to our reputation as one of the UK’s leading universities for Sports Science, Nursing and Midwifery and Natural Sciences while continuing to add excellence to an already established and successful curriculum.”
Dr Rhonda Cohen, Head of the London Sports Institute

You will have greater opportunities to engage with professional, academy and community athletes within a live working sport facility as they study in technologically advanced sport science labs. Building these relationships and having on-hand experience with people in sport is super important for your career and professional development.

Meet the Middlesex coaches behind Paralympian athletes

So, what sorts of opportunities can you expect to see when studying Sport Science at Middlesex?

By studying Sports Science, you’ll be exposed to our exciting academic community. You’ll have a network of industry-leading professionals at your disposal to bolster your learning and skills.

Dr Alison O’Riordan, MDX PhD graduate and hourly academic, is the National Throws Coach for Paralympics Ireland, and has an impressive CV working with discus thrower Niamh McCarthy and shot putter Mary Fitzgerald, whilst also coaching Paralympics GB seated shot putter Vanessa Wallace.

Middlesex Sport Activator Danielle Norville is also part of Alison’s coaching team, having had sporting success of her own as a junior sprinter and weightlifter at international level, whilst also having been the strength and condition coach of para discus thrower Stacie Gaston-Monerville, an alumna of Middlesex.

The connections built within Middlesex are second to none, you will have access to endless opportunities and a strong community bond.

Do you have more questions about studying Sports Science at MDX? Chat to our students and academics via Unibuddy

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