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Welcome to SportBU

Whether you want to compete in the Olympics, get fitter, play with friends or take up a new sport, SportBU is the place for you. Our fantastic facilities, activities and sports are available to students, university staff and the local community.

Coronavirus and SportBU: SportBU is facilitating a gradual re-opening of the centre on 1 September 2020. Please see our opening hours poster (pdf 1.12mb) for details of our phased re-opening; please also note some times listed on activity pages on this site are indicative of our schedule during normal opening hours and may not be correct during this period. Our service update page details information about the measures we’ll have in place for your safety as we re-open.

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Level 3 Personal Training Course

The Level 3 Personal Trainer Course is a brilliant way to build you repertoire and gain an industry acknowledged award. The course is much more condensed than most, getting you qualified in 6 weeks.
Sport massage

Level 3 Sports Massage Course

The Active IQ Certificate in Sports Massage (Soft Tissue Therapy) is at level 3 on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF). You’ll learn from a member of the Academy of Performance Coaching team.
Students taking part in indoor cycling

Level 2 Award in Instructing Studio Cycling

The Active IQ Award in Instructing Studio Cycling is at level 2 on the Regulated Qualifications Framework. It is also recognised by The Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) at level 2.
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Level 2 Award in Instructing Kettlebells

The Active IQ Award in Instructing Kettlebells is at level 2 on the Regulated Qualifications Framework. It is also recognised by The Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) at level 2, but does not provide access onto the Register.
Instructing circuit sessions

Level 2 Award in Instructing Circuit Sessions

The Active IQ Award in Instructing Circuit Sessions is at level 2 on the Regulated Qualifications Framework. It is also recognised by The Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) at level 2, but does not provide access onto the Register.

About Sport BU

Find out about our facilities, scholars, students, staff, and how SportBU provides a hub for fitness and wellbeing for the whole community.