Progress your sports career with Leeds Met open evening
The event, which runs from 5.30 - 7.30pm on Thursday 17 July at the Headingley Campus, will offer: information on the postgraduate course options available at the University including Sport Business, Coaching and Sport and Exercise Nutrition; informal one-to-one discussions with course staff; and a tour of the University's specialist sport science laboratories and facilities.
Emma Tester, Nutrition Project Officer and MSc Sport and Exercise Nutrition graduate, commented: "I loved studying nutrition on my first degree, so continuing onto my masters was the perfect option for me. I was able to find work with athletes and clubs around the UK - applying what I was learning into practice. I now use my skills to help athletes meet their nutritional needs and achieve their peak potential."
Matt Pears, Head of Strength and Conditioning at Leeds United Football Club and MSc Sport and Exercise Science graduate, added: "What I find amazing on match day is to see improvement in my players - I am making a positive change to them. I got this fantastic job through an internship that I secured through Leeds Metropolitan."
Stuart Hall, Carnegie Faculty Marketing Manager at Leeds Metropolitan, said: "Postgraduate study at Leeds Metropolitan is flexible with courses available on a full-time and part-time basis. The open evening aims to clarify options and help people to plan the next step in their career, whether this be career progression, changing to a new area of work, following personal interests or specialist research - even if they are not a graduate."
Recent academic research from the School of Sport at Leeds Metropolitan includes:
Research led by Dr Karen Kind, published in PLOS ONE journal, found that professional rugby players have a higher risk of fractures to the spine than previously recognised. The study, the first of its kind, assessed professional players from both codes of rugby and found abnormal levels of fractures, potentially reflecting the impact of repeated collisions over time, suggesting that the risk may previously have been underestimated. The research was featured in The Times in May 2014.
New research led by Dr Claire Griffiths and published in Public Health Journal has shown that relying solely on Body Mass Index (BMI) may provide inaccurate estimates of the childhood obesity epidemic and associated health risks. The study compared BMI, waist circumference (WC) and waist-to-height ratio (WHtR) data in Leeds school children over the course of five years.
Dr Faye Didymus has recently completed a research study with Dr David Fletcher at Loughborough University which explored the most effective ways for athletes to cope with stress. The researchers interviewed elite UK swimmers, finding that coping strategies relating to 'self-reliance' (e.g., attempting to regulate one's behaviours and / or emotions) are some of the most effective in helping elite athletes to manage stressful situations.
A study on doping and whistleblowing, conducted by Dr Lisa Whitaker, Professor Susan Backhouse and Professor Jonathan Long, revealed that athletes in team sports are less likely to report doping for fear of how they would be treated. The study was published in the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports.