Ian Bentley

Ian Bentley

Associate Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science

School of Sport and Wellbeing

Darwin Building, DB226

+44 (0) 1772 89 3511

Ian is an Associate Lecturer teaching on various undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the Division of Sports, Exercise and Exercise Sciences. He is a member of the Centre for Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences.

Full Profile

Ian is an accredited member of the UKSCA and has a role at Wigan Warriors working as a strength and conditioning coach. He has previously worked with Wigan Athletic FC and Paralympics GB in both strength and conditioning/sports science positions. He is a also studying a part-time PhD investigating the loading strategies of resisted sled training. These experiences allow Ian's teaching to be current and research informed.


PhD in Sport and Exercise Science, Jan 2013 - present. University of Central Lancashire
MSc Sport and Exercise Science, 2010. University of Central Lancashire
Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), 2010. University of Central Lancashire
BSc(Hons) Sports Science, 2007. University of Central Lancashire


Atkins, Stephen, Bentley, Ian and Sinclair, Jonathan Kenneth (2012) The presence of contralateral imbalance of the lower limbs in elite youth soccer players of different ages. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, - (-). ---. ISSN 1064-8011

More publications

Research Gate Publications


UK Strength and Conditioning Association


Ian is currently undertaking a part-time PhD titled 'Can Resisted Sled Training be used as an Efficient Method to Improve Force application, Acceleration and Maximum Velocity?'

External Activities

Wigan Warriors Strength and Conditioning Coach - primarily working as lead S&C coach for the Scholarship players.

Teaching Activities and Responsibilities

Teaching on the following modules:

XS1106 Introduction to Gym Instruction
XS1500 Health, Fitness and Performance
XS1700 Introduction to Research Methods
XS2500 Essentials of Strength and Conditioning
XS3200 Exercise Referral
XS3204 Advanced Methods in Performance Assessment and Conditioning
XS4000 Research Methods for Sport and Exercise Science
XS4001 Advanced Methods in Sport and Exercise Physiology