XS4900 - Research Project for Sport and Exercise Science (60 credits)

MSc Exercise Physiology   MSc Sport and Exercise Nutrition   MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology

Sports and Exercise Nutrition

  • Review
  • TAG : Sports and Exercise: BLS Spotlight on Statistics
  • (BJSM) is a multimedia portal for authoritative original research, systematic reviews, consensus statements and timely debate in sport and exercise medicine (SEM) as well as clinical education and implementation success stories. BJSM’s web, print, video and audio material serves the international sport and exercise medicine community with the journal recognised as a in sports medicine social media: @BJSM_BMJ, podcasts, a blog and now its own app available via and . BJSM serves 23 sports medicine and sports physiotherapy societies who have over 12,000 members.
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    Department of Health and Kinesiology

    MS Kinesiology with course in sport and exercise psychology
    PhD Kinesiology with course in sport and exercise psychology

  • The University of Kansas Medical Center - Kansas City, KS
    School of Health Professions, Dept. of Dietetics and Nutrition

    MS in Dietetics and Nutrition w/course in Nutrition in Sports and Exercise

    Besides improving fitness, motor function, and behavior in individuals with autism, among the most important advantages of physical activity are the social implications of participating in sports and exercise. Physical activity can promote self-esteem, increase general levels of happiness, and can lead to positive social outcomes, all highly beneficial outcomes for individuals with autism.17,18,19 For those with autism who are able to participate in team sports, this presents an opportunity to develop social relationships among teammates and learn how to recognize the social cues required for successful performance on the field or court. However, individuals that prefer individual sports such as running or swimming that do not rely as heavily on social cues may still benefit from the positive attributes of physical activity while forming social relationships with coaches or trainers. In all cases, participating in sports provides individuals with autism with a role in society that may not have existed otherwise.

    Percent of people aged 15 years and older who engaged in sports or exercise activities on an average day, by region, 2003-06
    Region Percent

    Total, all regions


    (Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington)


    New England
    (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont)


    (Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming)


    (Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York)


    West North Central
    (Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, South Dakota)


    East North Central
    (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin)


    South Atlantic
    (Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia)


    West South Central
    (Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas)


    East South Central
    (Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky, Tennessee)


  • Percent of people aged 25 years and older who engaged in sports and exercise activities on an average day, by educational attainment, 2003-06
    Educational attainment Percent

    Less than a high school diploma


    High school graduates, no college


    Some college or associate degree


    Bachelor's degree and higher


    While there is evidence to support the role of physical activity in improving autism symptoms, behaviors and life-outcomes, sports and exercise should not replace proven behavioral interventions, but may be effective supplements to these therapies and potentially enhance the benefits. In fact, many of the key components of a successful physical activity program for individuals with autism mirror those that make up some of the most common treatments and behavioral interventions. For instance teaching new skills to children by breaking them down into smaller, organized tasks and then rewarding them for successful achievement is a core component of proven interventions such as ABA and TEACCH.20,21 This technique can be readily implemented in teaching physical education to children with autism.

Sports Medicine Exercises and Workout Routines for Fitness

Sport and exercise science is an exciting field that provides a fascinating insight into how the body responds and adapts to exercise, helping athletes to improve their performance and the public to lead longer and healthier lives.