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Birmingham experts help coaches boost Indian sports performance
Birmingham experts help coaches boost Indian sports performance
Description
Coaches and sports scientists from India have teamed up with experts at the University of Birmingham to learn how their athletes can boost their performance, following Team GB's outstanding Olympic success.
Date:
22/08/2016
Lily Owsley makes Olympic history
Lily Owsley makes Olympic history
Description
On the final Friday of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, current Sport and Exercise Sciences student, Lily Owsley and Psychology graduate, Sophie Bray, helped Team GB make history when they became the first British women's hockey team to win gold.
Date:
22/08/2016
Birmingham athletes excel in Rio
Birmingham athletes excel in Rio
Description
The first 10 days of the 2016 Rio Olympics have seen athletes from the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences past and present excel towards finals and secure medals for Team GB.
Date:
16/08/2016
Participants required for Tai Chi/Zumba research project
Participants required for Tai Chi/Zumba research project
Description
Participants are being sought for a research project on the effects of Tai Chi, Zumba Gold or a social meeting group environment on vascular health among ageing population.
Date:
04/08/2016
Study uses GPS technology to predict football injuries
Study uses GPS technology to predict football injuries
Description
Footballers' injuries may be predicted by looking at players' workloads during training and competition, according to new research. Researchers discovered that the greatest injury risk occurred when players accumulated a very high number of short bursts of speed during training over a three-week period.
Date:
03/08/2016
University of Birmingham athletes on the road to Rio
University of Birmingham athletes on the road to Rio
Description
One current student and eight alumni athletes from the University of Birmingham Sport have now been confirmed for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. This is a record breaking number of Birmingham-educated athletes to be selected for the Olympics, showing that the sport programme at Birmingham continues to thrive.
Date:
28/07/2016
One month to go! First MOOC in Outstanding P.E. lessons
One month to go! First MOOC in Outstanding P.E. lessons
Description
The first-of-its-kind MOOC in "Outstanding Physical Education Lessons", from the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, begins on 4 July 2016.
Date:
02/06/2016
Dr Kavussanu discusses competition and rivalry on BBC World Service
Dr Kavussanu discusses competition and rivalry on BBC World Service
Description
Dr Maria Kavussanu has taken part in a round table discussion around competition and rivalry for BBC World Service programme The Forum, in an episode titled 'Rivalry: When does healthy competition become destructive?'.
Date:
31/05/2016
Bursaries for MSc Advanced Manipulative Physiotherapy including placement in elite sport with EIS and British Gymnastics
Bursaries for MSc Advanced Manipulative Physiotherapy including placement in elite sport with EIS and British Gymnastics
Description
The University of Birmingham and the English Institute of Sport are looking to offer three chartered physiotherapists an exciting opportunity.
Date:
24/05/2016
Control of Movement and Active Ageing Open Day
Control of Movement and Active Ageing Open Day
Description
Are you interested in learning about the control of movement and the ability to remain active in older age? We would like to invite you to an open day at the School of Sports Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences on Tuesday the 21 of June 2016 from 10:20am (registration opens at 9:30) to 3:30pm.
Date:
23/05/2016
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