Sport, Exercise and Nutritional Sciences

Dr Howard Hurst

Dr Howard Hurst


    Howard a physiologist with a keen interest in cycling and factors influencing cycling performance. Howard’s expertise are in gas analysis and the use of cycle ergometers to perform a range of physiological protocols in order to assess fitness and performance. Howard has extensive experience researching cycling performance and technologies such as power meters, bicycle design and use of GPS. Howard has carried out hundreds of VO2 Max assessments with athletes and members of the public and specialises in providing detailed feedback about aerobic/anaerobic performance.


    • PhD in Sports & Exercise Science, University of Central Lancashire.
    • Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching & Learning in Higher Education, University of Central Lancashire.
    • Phil. in Sports & Exercise Science, University of Central Lancashire.
    • BSc Combined (Hons) Sports, Recreation, PE and Information Technology (1st Class), Liverpool Hope University College.
    • Association for Nutrition – Registered Nutritionist (#10142).
    • Higher Education Authority (Fellow)
    • ISAK Level 1 Anthropometrist.
    • NHS Phlebotomy & Venepuncture Training.

    Howard has published extensively within the areas of environmental physiology, cycling science and ergogenic aids and remains research active in these areas. Furthermore, he is also actively involved with providing sport science support to a range of elite athletes.

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