Sport Science in action for BBC Sport Relief



“The great thing about sport science is that it’s science in action - it’s chemistry, physics, biology and maths coming to life to make a difference to people’s lives.”

Professor Greg Whyte OBE took time out from supporting Zoe Ball’s Hardest Road Home Challenge for Sport Relief 2018, to talk about how sport and exercise science is playing a key role, as they made a pit stop in Liverpool.

Over five gruelling days this week (Mon 5 to Fri 9 March), Zoe Ball is attempting to cycle from Blackpool, the place of her birth, all the way to her beloved hometown of Brighton.

Greg is a Professor in Applied Sport and Exercise Science at Liverpool John Moores University and an authority on exercise physiology, sports performance and rehabilitation.

The School where he is based, is ranked as the top institution in the UK for Research Quality in Sport and Exercise Sciences according to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) in 2014* (the system that assesses the quality of research in UK higher education institutions).

The School houses its own Research Institute for Sport and Exercise Sciences (RISES) which is celebrating its 20 year anniversary.

If you’re interested in finding out where studying sport science can take you, take a look at the wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes available at LJMU.


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