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Centre for Exercise and Sports Science Research (CESSR)

The Centre for Exercise and Sports Science Research (CESSR) conducts high-impact scientific research and provides postgraduates with training and supervision in the area of exercise and sports science. Specifically, we aim to foster internationally-leading research that has the capability to contribute to exercise and sports science needs at local, national and international levels.

Research themes

Major areas of research specialisation within the Centre include:

  • Strength and conditioning;
  • Physiology of Sports Performance;
  • Psychology of Sports and Exercise; and
  • Sports Biomechanics.

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Why do my muscles ache the day after exercise?

It’s normal to experience muscle pain after exercising if it’s been a while since you were active or performed a certain movement, ECU's Professor Ken Nosaka looks at the facts.

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The science of doping

Dr Greg Haff explains how athletes get away with doping and what sporting authorities can do to try to stop them.

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It takes a special kind of cyclist to win the Tour de France

To win the Tour de France a competitor has to be a rare breed indeed ECU researchers Chris Abbiss and Paolo Menaspà take a look at what's required.

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For more information about the Centre for Exercise and Sports Science Research, contact:

Associate Professor Anthony Blazevich
Joondalup Campus: Building 19, Room 19.3101
Telephone: (61 8) 6304 5472

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