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Aberystwyth University: Sport and Exercise Science

Institution Aberystwyth University View institution profile
Department Department of Life Sciences
Web www.aber.ac.uk
Study type Research

Summary

The course is about the scientific analysis of how the human body moves, exercises and performs sport. It is about understanding the sciences of biomechanics, physiology and psychology to provide the theoretical knowledge and it about applying this knowledge to practical situations.

Sport science is concerned with applying science to maximise the performance of an individual athlete or team, whereas exercise science is concerned with applying science to improve health and well-being through exercise. A sport scientist might design a training programme to increase a distance runners’ race speed or improve a basketball teams’ ability to increase the tempo of a game. An exercise scientist, on the other hand, might design a training programme to aid weight loss or improve muscle strength so that an individual can continue to perform daily tasks without becoming tired.

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Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth UniversityThe University and Town  

Established in 1872, Aberystwyth University has a global reputation for teaching excellence and ground-breaking research. The University offers a range of research and taught postgraduate programmes, with students from across the world choosing to study here.  

Aberystwyth is a cosmopolitan market town nestled between the mountains and the sea. The University’s scenic location (part of the UNESCO Dyfi Biosphere) provides a beautiful place to explore and unwind in-between studying.   

Aberystwyth has a welcoming and inclusive community with a vibrant social life and culture, which …

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