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Sports Sciences

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Sports sciences study human movement and exercise and the health benefits that arise from practising physical activity. The study of sports sciences integrates theoretical knowledge about the structures and mechanisms of the human body, nutrition, and technical education on optimising performance. Programmes in sports sciences are conducted through lectures and seminars, but students are engaged in practical sessions in different sport facilities like: courts, sport fields, gyms and swimming pools.

Topics of courses in sports sciences include: exercise and sports physiology, biomechanics, motor control and learning, strength and conditioning, basic human anatomy and physiology, principles of human nutrition.

The sports sciences discipline will equip students with general knowledge of training, injury prevention and technique analysis required for preparing professional athletes. They will acquire abilities to plan, design and execute practical activities using appropriate techniques and procedures. Sports scientists are also able to make correlations between different physical activities and biological human structure and function.

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

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