Sports Studies' postgraduate research: faster, higher, stronger
Sports Studies has a number of funded PhD studentships currently or about to be advertised.
Since the Centre for Sports Studies validated its PhD programme (less than 3 years ago) research activity in the Centre has grown dramatically. Sports Studies has a great community of postgraduate students as numbers are buoyant and continue to grow quickly. Current topics being researched are numerous and varied and include: mental fatigue and endurance performance, training to increase VO2max and performance, the mechanics of cycling and efficiency, disability sport and the media, lower back pain, fish oil supplementation, hamstring injury, self-efficacy in learning and coaching, and critical velocity in running.
Now Sports Studies is looking to expand its postgraduate research again. Further opportunities in a diverse range of topics are currently or about to be advertised. The broad areas include sports injury, sports psychology, exercise training, nutrition and immunity, central fatigue, and academy athlete training and development.
These PhD opportunities, coupled with outstanding facilities at Medway Park and excellent staff, are helping Sports Studies realise its ambition of being one of the leading places for the study of sport in the UK.