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Latest news and forthcoming events and seminars from the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences.
 

Seminars & Events

Sport Policy Centre Launch Event
Sport Policy Centre Launch Event
Date
04/12/2014
Location:
University House Atrium and G12 (Business School)
Description
The evening marks the launch of the Sport Policy Centre (SPC), which sits within the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Birmingham, one of the highest ranked Schools of its kind in the UK.
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Life and Environmental Sciences, Sport
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Can I be excused? Finding out how the nation really feels about PE
Can I be excused? Finding out how the nation really feels about PE
Description
School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences researchers have conducted a nationwide survey that aims to identify how our memories of school PE influence our relationship with physical activity as adults.
Date:
29/10/2014
Unsteady on your feet? Little touches could make all the difference
Unsteady on your feet? Little touches could make all the difference
Description
When a toddler takes their first steps we observe an uncertain sway in their walking. Being unsteady on our feet is something we can experience throughout life – and a new study has shown how even the lightest fingertip touch can help people to maintain their balance.
Date:
27/10/2014
Professor awarded prestigious ACSM Citation Award
Professor awarded prestigious ACSM Citation Award
Description
Professor Janice L Thompson, Professor of Public Health Nutrition and Exercise at the School of Sport, Exercise and rehabilitation Sciences, has recently been awarded the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Citation Award. This is one of the two most prestigious awards given by ACSM and is granted to an individual or group who has made significant and important contributions to sports medicine and/or the exercise sciences.
Date:
21/10/2014
Ranked first for Sport Science
Ranked first for Sport Science
Description
The University of Birmingham has been ranked number one in the UK for Sport Science in The Sunday Times and The Times Good University Guide 2015. The league table examined factors such as student satisfaction, research quality and graduate prospects and awarded Birmingham the maximum overall score of 100.
Date:
25/09/2014
More needed to protect our sportspeople from brain injury say Birmingham experts
More needed to protect our sportspeople from brain injury say Birmingham experts
Description
Dr Michael Grey from the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences has called for more research to be carried out into how the brains of sportspeople – including children – react when they receive a blow to the head.
Date:
23/09/2014
School taking part in the 2014 British Science Festival
School taking part in the 2014 British Science Festival
Description
Staff from the School will be taking part in the 2014 British Science Festival being held at the University of Birmingham. Our session, entitled "Not enough exercise, too much stress: The curse of modern living" will combine the School's traditional strengths in Exercise Physiology and Behavioural Medicine to provide the public with an engaging and interactive discussion on how exercise and psychological stress affects their health.
Date:
21/08/2014
Training Study in Sport and Exercise Science
Training Study in Sport and Exercise Science
Description
An expert exercise physiology research group from the University of Birmingham plan to guide participants through a 10-week leg resistance training programme in order to observe the importance of rest-interval duration on muscle growth.
Date:
10/07/2014
Control of breathing during exercise
Description
Since 1996, 766 Sport and Exercise Sciences undergraduates have studied respiratory control with Dr Michael Parkes. Do you still remember the debates over how little is known about how breathing is controlled in exercise ( Guz, 1966, Wasserman 1986, Goodwin 1972)? Does it matter any more?!
Date:
07/07/2014
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