Blacktown Exercise Sports and Technology Hub (BEST)

BEST is a state-of-the-art health and physical activity research and teaching facility that is available for research, training and consultancy.

ACU is creating the next generation of exercise scientists and high performance sport graduates capable of supporting athletes and the general population using cutting-edge innovation in sports science.

Conveniently located at Blacktown International Sportspark, the BEST Hub allows ACU to deliver better health outcomes for all through research and industry partnerships, while educating tomorrow’s exercise scientists.


Our collaborative space provides access to a $1.5m environmental chamber, capable of controlling changes in temperature and oxygen availability. It also features a range of specialist bone imaging, exercise physiology and biomechanics facilities, so our academic and industry partners can collaborate to translate research more accurately into clinical practice.

The BEST Hub is also home to top-of-the-range sporting facilities, including a strength and conditioning suite, aquatic recovery pool, and all weather and grass sports fields.

Facilities include:

  • industry-leading 3D motion capture biomechanics laboratory
  • two exercise physiology labs
  • 60m2 environmental chamber
  • dual X-ray absorptiometry bone scanner
  • synthetic and grass playing surfaces
  • 60m indoor athletics track
  • 80-seat auditorium
  • meeting rooms for team events.

Access to these spaces and bespoke training camps can be arranged through ACU.

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