Health and sport

The contribution of physical activity to lifelong health is now well established. Accordingly, research into health and physical activity explores the relationships between the two as well as each area separately. This results in a diverse range of studies that explore the physical, social, historical and educational dimensions of health, human movement and sport. One important theme running through much research is how health, human movement and sport interrelate with gender, identity, sexuality, culture, ethnicity and social class. Other research focuses on sports performance and how it might be optimised through training, coaching and injury prevention.