What is a Short Course in Sports Sciences?

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Sports Sciences include the study of human movement, exercise, and the health benefits of physical activity. It examines many aspects related to our general wellbeing, such as nutrition, movement mechanisms, optimal performance during workouts, physical limits of the human body, and so on.

Sports Sciences overlap with other academic disciplines, like Physiology, Biomechanics, Psychology, Anatomy, and Chemistry. As a student, you can choose from different Sports Sciences subdisciplines: Sports Coaching, Sports Rehabilitation, Exercise Science, Sports Development, Nutrition and Food Science, Athlete Training, and others.

Sports Sciences seeks to answer questions like: How do our bodies perform under stress caused by intense physical movement? Which types of exercises are most effective for muscle growth or stamina increase? How to help athletes reach their maximum potential without injuring themselves? What is the physical and mental impact of a sedentary lifestyle?

A typical Sports Sciences curriculum includes subjects like Nutrition, Health and Disease, Strength and Conditioning, Sports Psychology, Sports Injury Prevention, Functional Anatomy, Performance Analysis, Human Movement, Exercise Instruction, etc.

Career opportunities for Sports Sciences graduates include jobs like: physical education teacher, nutritionist, performance analyst, sports coach/therapist, fitness centre manager, strength and conditioning specialist.

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