Athletes no longer ask whether beetroot juice improves sporting performance - they just want to know how much to drink, and when. A new study has the answers.
The Leiden University World Rankings shows that the University of Exeter ranks 49th best institution in the world.
New research shows that drinking beetroot juice can significantly improve performance in team sports involving bouts of high intensity exercise.
Researchers in the Sport and Health Science department at the University of Exeter are running a project examining the motor coordination of children who suffer from motor coordination difficulties.
New research shows that people can recover from poor performance when rivals comment on their failures.
Pioneering new research in robotic surgery is forging ahead thanks to a partnership between the University of Exeter and the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E).
Playing football or running for at least three hours a week could help teenagers counteract the potential damage to their bone health caused by prolonged spells of sitting.
Playing football (soccer) could be the best way for people with high blood pressure, known as hypertension, to improve their fitness, normalise their blood pressure and reduce their risk of stroke.
Third year Sport and Health Sciences student, Jess Hill, was awarded the RELAYS Volunteer of the Year Award 2012 at a celebration event held at the Watershed in Bristol on Friday 14th September.
Athletes competing this summer have benefited from an unlikely ingredient to fuel their Olympic and Paralympic success.
Associate Research Fellow/Research Fellow Position available for Heart Research UKs ‘Helping Little Hearts Campaign.
The Higher Education Academy (HEA) has announced that two University of Exeter lecturers have been awarded National Teaching Fellowships.
A number of postgraduate and recent graduates will be helping at London 2012 during the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
A world-leading expert in health and exercise among children has been taking part in an international conference ahead of the start of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Two Exercise and Sport Sciences students have received a national award for their essay on corruption in sport.
Current clinical guidance recommends physical activity to alleviate the symptoms of depression.
Sport and Health Sciences at the University of Exeter has sustained its 2nd place ranking in The Guardian University Guide 2013 subject league table. It ranks in the top 10 in five categories including those related to employability, student satisfaction and teaching effectiveness.
An Olympic related anti-doping event was held for students from six Devon schools in Sport and Health Sciences on Wednesday 18th April. The Department’s research into using eye-trackers and beetroot juice were just two of the topics that were discussed.
An expert in children’s health from the University of Exeter has been selected to join an expert steering committee that will give children born with heart problems the best possible chance in life.
Sport and Health Sciences staff have received nominations in five categories for this year’s teaching awards.
We are investigating what impact regular training using the Galileo vibrating plate or recreational football training will have on muscle mass, muscle strength, muscle physiology during exercise, postural balance, bone density, bone turnover, fat mass and distribution, and systemic inflammation and need female participants.
Olympic Gold Medallist Jason Gardener MBE was the main speaker at the Sport and Health Sciences (SHS) Careers Day on 17th February 2012.
The University of Exeter has today announced plans to invest £8 million in its sports park.
Crystal Lane, who graduated from Exeter with a 2:1 in Exercise and Sports Science in 2011, had the honour of receiving the Jaguar Academy of Sport Special Recognition Award at their 2011 Annual Awards.
A 15-minute walk can cut snacking on chocolate at work by half, according to research by the University of Exeter.
Surgeons can learn their skills more quickly if they are taught how to control their eye movements.
We are very pleased to welcome 10 new members of staff to the SHS team for the start of the 2011/12 academic year. Some are familiar faces, having recently completed postdoctoral research or PhD degrees in the Department, while others are outstanding new recruits.
Playing street football two or three times a week could halve the risk of early death in homeless men.
The University of Exeter is marking a quarter of a century of leading research into children’s health and wellbeing by hosting the world’s biggest and most prestigious paediatric exercise and health conference.
Sport and Health Sciences at the University of Exeter has been ranked 3rd for Sports Science in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2011. The School has featured in the top 10 of the for the last five years.
A team of three rowers, two of which are Exeter alumni, are planning a 95 mile non-stop crossing of the English Channel in aid of Cancer Research and Save the Children.
Winning margins in the Tour de France can be tight – last year just 39 seconds separated the top two riders after more than 90 hours in the saddle.
More than 80 children from Devon tried their hand at the anti-doping science tests, which will be used during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, at the latest event of the nationwide ‘Scientists in Sport’ education programme, held at the University of Exeter.
Sport and Health Sciences at the University of Exeter has been ranked 2nd (out of 75 institutions) for Sports Science in the 2012 Times Good University Guide.
Sport and Health Sciences undergraduate student Emma Pearce has been selected to join the prestigious Darley Flying Start training programme.
Sport and Health Sciences academic Dr Tim Rees has appeared on the BBC radio 4 programme ‘All in the mind’ talking about his recent research.
It has been another incredibly successful year for Exeter Sport, with the University currently sitting in 8th position in the annual British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) table and a host of honours won.
While Universities across the country are trying to prove the quality of their teaching, the excellence of the lecturers and support staff at Exeter was celebrated recently at the Student Guild’s annual teaching awards.
As the Six Nations comes to an end, a research project is under way to see how changing rugby’s rules at the junior level could help develop the next generation of grand slam winners.
Heather Fell, Beijing Silver medallist and London 2012-hopeful spoke to students at St Luke’s campus on March 10th.
New research into the health benefits of beetroot juice suggests it’s not only athletes who can benefit from its performance enhancing properties – its physiological effects could help the elderly or people with heart or lung-conditions enjoy more active lives.
Three students from the University of Exeter have been selected for the England under 20s women’s rugby team.
University of Exeter alumni are preparing to compete on the hockey fields and bowling greens of Delhi at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
Research from the University of Exeter has revealed taking a dietary supplement to boost nitric oxide in the body can significantly boost stamina during high-intensity exercise.
New research to be carried out by the University of Exeter will examine whether physical activity can help people reduce the number of cigarettes they smoke, thereby helping more people attempt to quit and remain abstinent.
Three lecturers at the University of Exeter have been honoured with prestigious national awards for their outstanding contribution to student learning experiences.
A University of Exeter researcher has found that showing videos of older bodybuilders working out radically changed young people’s perception of old age.
Assoc. Prof Craig Williams responded to the question 'Should schools test our children's fitness?' in an article in The Times newspaper, 19 March 2010.
BSc Sport and Exercise Sciences student, Louise Carmichael, has been awarded a 2009/10 Floella Benjamin career development award. The annual awards look to develop employability and give financial support for innovative career ideas.
A sports science student from the University of Exeter has become one of the first undergraduates to have his research published in an academic journal.
Drinking beetroot juice boosts your stamina and could help you exercise for up to 16% longer.
A talented handball player is graduating from the University of Exeter with a First in Sports and Exercise Sciences.
University of Exeter women's rugby team were crowned champions of Europe after they beat French team Lille in the final of the European Students Rugby Sevens Championships held at Bristol University in June.
The University of Exeter and Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Trust secure funding of £50,000 for a surgical research fellow.
Dr Melvyn Hillsdon has been awarded a grant of £447,401 by the National Prevention Research Initiative (NPRI) for a study titled 'The feasibility of a simple, low-cost, general practitioner delivered intervention to promote physical activity'.
Dr Anni Vanhatalo has been awarded the 3rd place prize in the Physiological Society Blue Riband competition for the best conference communication by an Affiliate Member.
Dr Melvyn Hillson has been awarded a £508,000 research grant from the Wellcome Trust to investigate how the neighbourhood that people live in influences their physical activity.
PhD student George Jennings was awarded on Friday 12th June 2009 for the 'best presentation' at the 3rd International Conference for Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise held at the Roehampton University in London, in association with Routledge.
Dr Jacquelyn Allen-Collinson of the Qualitative Research Unit has been awarded £125,000 from the Sports Council for Wales to conduct a research project to evaluate the Mentro Allan (Venture Out) Programme.
Dr Sharon Dixon as (as sole PI) has been awarded funding of £225,000 from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council to undertake a project entitled "Understanding traction for sports shoe and surface combinations".
The Times Good University Guide has confirmed our place as one of the very best sports science departments in the UK, with a ranking of 2nd place out of 72 institutions.
Professors Eston and Parfitt were invited to present at the 8th Annual Conference of the Society of Chinese Scholars on Exercise Physiology and Fitness, held in Hong Kong, on 13-15 August 2009.
Sport Science at Exeter maintains its place in the UK’s top three for three years running.
Exeter wins awards for the best presentation by a senior investigator and the best student oral presentation at the BASES 2009 Conference in Leeds.
Dr Mark Wilson has been awarded funding through the ESRC and the Research Grants Council in Hong Kong to conduct a two-year project with Professor Richard Masters at the University of Hong Kong.
Professor Roger Eston and Dr Ann Rowlands have been awarded funding of £40,000 to support an ongoing collaborative project with Unilever on the use of accelerometry to measure physical activity.
The RFU has awarded a grant of £20,000 to Dr Mark Wilson, Dr Chris Byrne and Professor Roger Eston to conduct research on the efficacy of current coaching methods in youth rugby.
Associate Professor Craig Williams, of the Children’s Health and Exercise Research Centre, has been awarded a grant from Kellogg’s Ltd to investigate ‘Energy Balance in Young People’ in collaboration with the Faculty of Health and Social Work at the University of Plymouth.
PhD student Rebecca Willcocks has been awarded a New Entrant Stipend from the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine to fund her attendance at the annual meeting in Stockholm in May 2010.
A new study may explain why England keeps losing in penalty shootouts – and could help the team address the problem in time for the World Cup 2010.
Professor Roger Eston and Associate Professor Craig Williams have received ‘University of Exeter Teaching Fellowship Awards’ of £1000 and £500, respectively.
Dr Wilson has been awarded a UK/China Fellowship for Excellence grant from the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (£19,760).
PhD student Sam Vine won the best poster prize at the International Surgical Congress of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ASGBI).
One of our exercise laboratories was transformed into a film studio recently, when a crew from the BBC visited to film staff and students involved in ground-breaking research at Exeter. The piece will feature on the BBC’s One Show, to be aired on Thursday 6th May at 7 pm, BBC1.
Senior Teaching Fellow, Dr Richard Winsley, has been awarded 'Exeter University Lecturer of the Year Award' by the Students Guild.
Sport and Health Sciences at Exeter has been rated one of the top three schools of its kind for the third year running in both The Times Good University Guide 2011 and The Guardian University Guide 2011, ranking 1st in the UK for Sport Science by The Guardian.
Imaginative research may explain why England keeps losing in penalty shootouts – just in time for the World Cup 2010.
Whether you're sinking the ball to win the Open at St Andrews or on a practice round at your local course, researchers at the University of Exeter have one bit of advice for golfers taking that crucial putt — keep your eye on the ball.