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Exercise, sport and rehabilitative therapies

The Exercise, Sport and Rehabilitative Therapies research endeavours to undertake theoretical and applied research across sport performance, health and rehabilitation, and education.


The research is underpinned by the interdisciplinary application of practice to develop a greater understanding of current issues in exercise, health, sport, physical education and rehabilitation therapies, providing practical tools to enhance performance and health-related outcomes across sport teams, health services, and educational institutions.

The ERST group works within the Helen McArdle Research Institute, within the School of Nursing and Health Science.
The research institute was established through a substantial philanthropic donation (£2.5m) to the University and benefits from excellent modern facilities.  The Institute is underpinned by an ethos of improving care through ensuring avoidance of unintended or unexpected harm to patients or people during the provision of health care, by promoting the adoption and integration of evidence-based practices, interventions and policies into routine health care. The Helen McArdle programme of research activities includes conferences, lectures and workshops designed to build research capacity and capability for Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professionals (into which the ERST group falls).