The Division of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine's vision is "an active, healthy and winning nation through science". The MISSION is to exists as a centre of excellence for promoting a healthy, active lifestyle and optimal physical...
Athletes and coaches should factor in the “body clock” when measuring performance at different times of the day
Up until now, research-based evidence suggests that humans have a “sweet spot” for physical performance in the later afternoon, or even evening.
Can taking public transport lead to a healthier lifestyle?
This poster won The Best Poster award at ICPAPH (5th International Conference for Physical Activity and Public Health) held in Rio, Brazil in April, and Best Poster for the University of Cape Town Postgraduate Research Week (Health Science category)
Greater Performance Impairment of Black Runners than White Runners when Running in Hypoxia
Numerous studies have shown, for example, that Black athletes have a higher capacity to resist fatigue under unfavourable hot and humid environmental conditions.
Noakes gets top honour for sports science excellence
UCT Professor of Sports Science Tim Noakes has been awarded the prestigious South Africa Medal (Gold) by the Southern African Association for the Advancement of Science (S2A3) for his work in sports science.

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Monday, 27 January 2020
Core stability: Myth or reality?

Prof Verhagen is a senior researcher at the Department of Public and Occupational Health of the VU University Medical Center and the EMGO Institute in Amsterdam.  He specializes in Prevention of sports and physcial activity related injuries (including cost-effectiveness and implementation issues) and physical activity promotion integrated in everyday life.

Publication Date:
Fri, 23 Aug 2013 - 12:45
Fast, Faster, Fastest

Cheetahs are fast, but springbok are faster over the long haul. Why? What causes muscle fatigue in the hunter,

while the hunted keeps going? And how can high-performance athletes benefit from the research?

Publication Date:
Thu, 01 Aug 2013 - 13:00
Professors Malcolm Collins and Mike Lambert elected as UCT Fellows

Congratulations to Professors Malcolm Collins and Mike Lambert who will be conferred the status of College Fellows at the end of the year graduations.

Publication Date:
Sat, 28 Oct 2017 - 11:00
Department hosted 80 high school learners at 2017 HUB Science Expo

Successful 2017 HUB Science Expo on Sports Science Institute of South Africa campus, home to UCT's Division of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine. Programme | Learners' Feedback

Publication Date:
Sat, 14 Oct 2017 - 11:45