About the Academy of Sport
London South Bank University's (LSBU) Academy of Sport uniquely combines academic and non-academic functions through sport facilities, taught courses, research units, sports science support services and sport development:
We offer quality gym facilities, services and programmes to LSBU students, staff and the community. There is a large 40+ station Fitness Suite, equipped with SMART Centre Technology for better performance monitoring and progression, as well as a dedicated Free Weights Room complete with a Smith machine, Olympic Bars and Kettle bells.
- Full Hall Badminton (four courts)
- Indoor football
- Martial Arts
For further information visit Facilities.
Facts and figures
The Academy of Sport has been recognised nationally for its high standards of excellence.
A customer satisfaction rate of 84.5%
UKCSI Business Benchmark Survey
- The Accommodation Service has received a Service Mark accreditation from the Institute of Customer Service, in recognition of its excellent customer service provision for students.
We have been awarded several titles and achievements:
- A score of 84.5% in the UKCSI Business Benchmark Survey for UK customer satisfaction
- A provisional score of Good/Excellent (73%) in Sport England's Quest Assessment
- A score of 182 in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) table
- A Net Promoter Score of 90.42% (compared to an average, for comparative facilities, of 38%)
- Winner of the London FA Recreational Football Partner Award
- More than 500 student sports team members
- Receipt of official Ofsted registration
- Ashley Facey-Thompson, who is studying Sports Coaching and Analysis BSc (Hons) at LSBU, has been selected to compete in the Table Tennis, Class 9 Individual and 9-10 team at the Rio Paralympics 2016. This is a huge milestone for the 21-year-old, who made his international debut in 2009 and won his first National title in 2014. Find out more about Ashley at the Paralympics.
#TeamLSBU play at The Den
In May our men’s football team had the amazing opportunity to play at one of London’s most famous football grounds, The Den, which is home to Millwall Football Club.
In a precursor to a full schedule of Varsity fixtures coming this year against Middlesex University, the match was a closely fought affair with Middlesex coming out as narrow victors in a 2-1 defeat for LSBU. Keep your eyes peeled for more information about this year’s Varsity programme and make sure to come along on the day to support our students.
Our Sports Clubs are run by students, for students, and have qualified coaches to help with performance and development. Students are given the opportunity to represent the University in student competitions in almost every kind of sport including athletics and rowing. To find out more about the clubs on offer and how to get involved, visit our Student Sports Clubs.
Human Performance Centre
The Human Performance Centre provides sport science support and services to elite athletes, corporate clients and members of the public. Our support services include biomechanics, physiology, sports psychology and nutrition. It also works very closely with research academics in our School of Applied Sciences. Read more about the Sports and Exercise Science Research Centre.
The Sports Scholarships Programme supports talented sportsmen and women with their sporting, academic and personal lives. The programme is one of the largest for a UK University and offers a wide range of help, including financial and academic.
To ensure our customers' have a high quality experience when visiting us, we follow the standards set out in our Customer Charter (PDF File 110 KB).
We constantly audit and review our work through accreditation with the following governing bodies.
The Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS)
All of the Academy's staff are active members of REPS. They are qualified to the national standard and regularly attend accredited courses to continue their professional development. For further information visit the Registers of Exercise Professionals.
The Inclusive Fitness Initiative (IFI)
The IFI programme supports the fitness industry to become more inclusive and awarded the Academy 'Registered' status. We are now listed with 380 IFI marked accredited facilities working with the English Federation of Disability Sport to ensure disabled people can be active in their local area. For more information visit The Inclusive Fitness Initiative and The English Federation of Disability Sport.
UK Quality Scheme for Sport and Leisure (QUEST)
We have been awarded the QUEST score of GOOD and are continuously working to further this accreditation. For further information visit the UK Quality Scheme for Sport and Leisure.
Fitness Industry Association (FIA)
The Academy is also a member of the FIA, the representative body for the UK health and fitness sector. For further information visit the Fitness Industry Association.
European Network of Academic Sports Services (ENAS)
The Academy of Sport is an active member of ENAS. The network is a sharing platform for European further and higher education providers to share best practice, ideas, and updates on innovation within the sector. It also promotes health and wellbeing. ENAS ensures the Academy is on the cutting edge of development within sport at a European level.
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