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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 high quality research which has the capability to promote and enhance the teaching of exercise and sports science at ECU, whilst contributing to exercise and sports science needs at local, national and international levels.

Researchers within the Centre hope to attract and support honours, masters and doctoral students while maintaining dynamic collaborative links with other research groups and institutes in Western Australia and worldwide. Our Centre has been successful in attracting substantial research funding from competitive granting agencies and industry partners.

Major areas of research specialisation within the Centre include:

  • biomechanics;
  • physiology of exercise;
  • thermoregulation and fatigue;
  • muscle damage;
  • strength training and chronic disease;
  • psycho-social aspects of sport and leadership;
  • ageing;
  • motor control and learning; and
  • exercise rehabilitation.

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