Wattbike for teaching – School of Science and Technology at Nottingham Trent University.
Across undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, Nottingham Trent University has been using Wattbikes for
teaching and research for several years.
Staff and students conducting research in physiology are finding the Wattbike invaluable. The Wattbike is a firm
favourite with final year students’ research into how different interventions can affect performance using its in-built
protocols to undertake a range of tests including ramp tests, British Cycling approved cycling tests and pedalling
Nottingham Trent University also offer a vocational course on Gym Instruction and Personal Training which develops
the next generation of sports professionals for the rapidly evolving health and fitness industry. The Wattbike is part
of a step-change which includes an increased use of technology in training and fitness.
Dr Ruth Hobson, Senior Lecturer at NTU said: “We use the Wattbike for teaching with our students as it gives them
practical experience with equipment commonly found in gyms and clubs.” As the Wattbike footprint increases
across the UK health and fitness industry, NTU students are gaining valuable skills when it comes to investing
in their future.
“The accuracy and feedback from the Wattbike allows students to undertake
high-quality research such as understanding the physiological responses to exercise of