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The Division of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine’s research focus

HEALTH THROUGH PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, LIFESTYLE AND SPORT

Objectives

  • To conduct research focused on (i) improving health and reducing disease, (ii) reducing injury and adverse medical conditions associated with physical activity and sport, and (iii) promoting sports participation.

  • To conduct research of the highest international standard, recognising the interdisciplinary nature of our work as its key strength.

  • To recognise the holistic and complex nature of related lifestyle behaviours and co-morbid conditions, high performance, issues of safety and unintended consequences of participation in physical activity and sport.

  • To ensure that our programme of research is relevant to all South Africans, addressing issues of social justice and equity, for the development of human capital, communities and the nation.

  • To disseminate knowledge through teaching of an international standard, and through translation to the wider community, informing policy and practice.

        
For more information about specific research areas please visit the Academic Staff page.