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Sport and Exercise Science

This articles gives an overview of Sport and Exercise Science.
Two female sport and exercise scientists conducting a fitness test on a male student on a stationary bike
Through the scientific principles of our main disciplines; biomechanics, physiology and psychology, we use and apply this understanding within sport and exercise. Sport and Exercise Science can be applied to a range of contexts and broadly split into ‘Sport Science’ where you can apply knowledge to maximise performance of an athlete or a team, and ‘Exercise Science’ where you can apply knowledge to improve mental and physical health through exercise.

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Introduction to Sport, Health, and Rehabilitation Sciences at University

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