Sport and exercise science

Sport and exercise science is the application of scientific principles to sport and exercise is principally achieved through one of the three branches of science or through interdisciplinary approaches.

Biomechanics – an examination of the causes and consequences of human movement and the interaction of the body with apparatus or equipment through the application of mechanical principles.

Physiology – the branch of the biological sciences that is concerned with the way that the body responds to exercise and training.

Psychology – the branch of sport and exercise science that seeks to provide answers to questions about human behaviour in sport and exercise settings.

Interdisciplinary – involves seeking to contribute to the body of knowledge or solve a real-world problem in sport or physical activity using two or more disciplines in an integrated fashion from the outset.

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