Applied Professional Practice Begins at The University of Birmingham 

by Daniel Lothian A group of University of Birmingham Sport Science students have shown outstanding dedication as they returned to campus early this academic year, stepping onto the field during preseason to provide physiology support to two of the university’s flagship sports teams: Hockey and Rugby Union. These proactive second year undergraduate students have embarked … Continue reading “Applied Professional Practice Begins at The University of Birmingham “

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Some people have just got it…? 

By Dr Tom Brownlee Photo Credit: Diego PH on Unsplash A lot of the students I interact with are interested in working in elite sport. Through the opportunities we’ve put together at the University and our extensive network, we’re able to facilitate this in the form of placements. Over the years I’ve often been told … Continue reading “Some people have just got it…? “

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Interdisciplinary specialist support, who are we helping?  

By Dr Paul Garner Creator: David de la Iglesia Villar Technology driven, scientific support is widespread in professional sport. In fact, one might argue it is so prevalent that those involved in raising standards feel obliged to follow the trend of employing multiple specialists, adopting the latest software and drawing upon statistics to support decisions. Failing … Continue reading “Interdisciplinary specialist support, who are we helping?  “

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Road to Sydney 2027 – Supporting Injury Prevention in Grass Roots Netball

By Katie Cronin England’s presence and success in the recent Netball World Cup not only elevates their own reputation, but also has a broader impact on the sport as a whole. The dedication and achievements of the Roses squad inspire young players around the world to pursue their dreams in netball. Combined with visibility of … Continue reading “Road to Sydney 2027 – Supporting Injury Prevention in Grass Roots Netball”

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Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Students Involved in the International Blind Sports Federation World Games

By Caroline White The University of Birmingham has hosted the International Blind Sports Federation World Games from the 18thth to the 27th of August.  Multiple sports have been played, from tennis, football, showdown, archery and goal ball, to name but a few.   Twelve students from our physiotherapy programmes, pre-registration and post-graduate, have supported the medical team … Continue reading “Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Students Involved in the International Blind Sports Federation World Games”

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Continued Professional Development: Drivers For Development

Written by Professor Barry Drust Photo by Suzanne D. Williams on Unsplash I was recently involved in a workshop around BASES (British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences) accreditation at the Premier League. I believe that it is currently in the Premier League rules that people involved in providing sport science support to players in elite football academies … Continue reading “Continued Professional Development: Drivers For Development”

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An Applied PhD Student in Professional Football: Reflections From The 1st Month 

We have recently set up an applied PhD studentship in collaboration with Norwich City Football Club. Michael Cornes has now begun his journey on this process and has been in post for a little over 1 month. To help perspective and current students and industry partners, Mike has outlined his reflections from his 1st month … Continue reading “An Applied PhD Student in Professional Football: Reflections From The 1st Month “

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Ensuring Reliability and Validity in Sports Performance Analysis 

Written by Jamie Kyte In today’s fast-paced sports world, data has become a game-changer. Coaches, athletes, and analysts rely on a vast number of statistics, metrics, and insights to gain a competitive edge. A diverse array of performance metrics has been employed both in the sports industry and within research to scrutinize various facets of … Continue reading “Ensuring Reliability and Validity in Sports Performance Analysis “

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The Importance of Fundamentals

Written by Dr Tom Brownlee What traits underpin success across sport?  Some things are universal. Over the last few weeks, I’ve had the privilege of hearing from a range of global speakers at the NSCA conference, attending a meeting regarding developing countries and disability sports, and presenting to a National Football Association working towards breaking … Continue reading “The Importance of Fundamentals”

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GSSPP’s Empowering Training Week: Elevating 2nd Year Students through Applied Practice  

Written by Daniel Lothian    We’re thrilled to share the incredible highlights from the recent training week here at The University of Birmingham, organized by the Graduate School of Sport and Professional Practice (GSSPP). This immersive week was exclusively for our 2nd-year undergraduate students who will undertake an applied work placement in the coming academic year. … Continue reading “GSSPP’s Empowering Training Week: Elevating 2nd Year Students through Applied Practice  “

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