27th March 2001

 

NEW COURSE TO LOOK INTO THE SCIENCE OF SPORT

 

The sports coaches and fitness centre managers of the future could receive their training on a new course to be offered at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside.

 

The development of state-of-the-art science and sports facilities at the Lincoln campus means that the university is now well equipped to offer a new Sports Science degree in September 2002.

 

The three-year BSc (Hons) degree will cover a wide and demanding range of subjects, from human biochemistry, physiology and nutrition to the psychological and social factors that influence participation in sports.

 

Prof Brian McGaw, head of the Department of Biological and Food Sciences at ULH, says the launch of the course will coincide with a growing awareness of the importance of physical exercise.

 

“Modern technology has created a sedentary lifestyle which has resulted in an overall decline in the fitness and health of the population,” he said.

 

“Exercise and participatory sports can improve the quality of life for all members of society, and the growing awareness of the importance of sport and physical exercise has led to a strong demand for graduates to work in the expanding public and private sectors.”

 

A recent investment in sports and science facilities totalling £11 million means that the Lincoln campus can now support the study of biochemistry, physiology, analytical sciences, nutrition and food science – subjects which underpin the study of human movement and the effects of activity on the human body.

 

BSc (Hons) Sports Science will be offered in September 2002 subject to validation expected in autumn 2001.

 

For more information contact Admissions on 01522 882000

 

 

For more information contact: Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside (tel: 01522 886042)

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

 

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