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My brother wants to do sports science at University but he doesn't know what books to read or extra things he could do outside of school like any courses, specific websites to visit, lectures etc. It would be really helpful if someone would be able to respond.
https://www.bases.org.uk/spage-students-studying_and_learning_resources.html

https://www.bases.org.uk/scal-events-event_listings0.html

https://www.supportingchampions.co.uk/onlinecourse/ and the podcast https://www.supportingchampions.co.uk/category/podcast/

https://www.bases.org.uk/imgs/BASES_Careers_Guide_2022_Non-member_version.pdf <- has a list of useful websites and resources

The main things would be finding out more about what the courses involve and doing some research into those topics in his free time and thinking about if any of the concepts can be applied to his current activities (is he involved in coaching in any way at the moment?)
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Reply 2
Original post by bayan2005
My brother wants to do sports science at University but he doesn't know what books to read or extra things he could do outside of school like any courses, specific websites to visit, lectures etc. It would be really helpful if someone would be able to respond.


Hello, he can try out these books
"Exercise Physiology: Nutrition, Energy, and Human Performance" by William D. McArdle, Frank I. Katch, and Victor L. Katch.
"Anatomy & Physiology" by Elaine N. Marieb and Katja Hoehn.
"Biomechanics and Motor Control: Defining Central Concepts" by Mark L. Latash.
"Introduction to Sports Biomechanics: Analysing Human Movement Patterns" by Roger Bartlett.
"Sports Nutrition: A Handbook for Professionals" by Christine A. Rosenbloom and Christine Karpinski.


Coursera (www.coursera.org): Offers various courses on sports science, exercise physiology, biomechanics, and nutrition from top universities around the world.

edX (www.edx.org): Provides online courses in exercise science, sports nutrition, and related fields.

National Strength and Conditioning Association (www.nsca.com): Provides information on strength and conditioning, exercise techniques, and certifications.
American College of Sports Medicine (www.acsm.org): Offers resources on exercise science, sports medicine, and professional development.
PubMed (www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed): A database for scientific research articles in the field of sports science.
ExRx.net (www.exrx.net): Offers a comprehensive collection of exercise and fitness information, including exercise demonstrations and sample workout programs.
YouTube: There are many educational channels that cover sports science topics, including biomechanics, nutrition, and exercise physiology.
Lectures and Conferences:
Reply 3
Original post by Agrann
Hello, he can try out these books
"Exercise Physiology: Nutrition, Energy, and Human Performance" by William D. McArdle, Frank I. Katch, and Victor L. Katch.
"Anatomy & Physiology" by Elaine N. Marieb and Katja Hoehn.
"Biomechanics and Motor Control: Defining Central Concepts" by Mark L. Latash.
"Introduction to Sports Biomechanics: Analysing Human Movement Patterns" by Roger Bartlett.
"Sports Nutrition: A Handbook for Professionals" by Christine A. Rosenbloom and Christine Karpinski.


Coursera (www.coursera.org): Offers various courses on sports science, exercise physiology, biomechanics, and nutrition from top universities around the world.

edX (www.edx.org): Provides online courses in exercise science, sports nutrition, and related fields.

National Strength and Conditioning Association (www.nsca.com): Provides information on strength and conditioning, exercise techniques, and certifications.
American College of Sports Medicine (www.acsm.org): Offers resources on exercise science, sports medicine, and professional development.
PubMed (www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed): A database for scientific research articles in the field of sports science.
ExRx.net (www.exrx.net): Offers a comprehensive collection of exercise and fitness information, including exercise demonstrations and sample workout programs.
YouTube: There are many educational channels that cover sports science topics, including biomechanics, nutrition, and exercise physiology.
Lectures and Conferences:

Thank you so much. :smile:
Reply 4
Original post by PQ
https://www.bases.org.uk/spage-students-studying_and_learning_resources.html

https://www.bases.org.uk/scal-events-event_listings0.html

https://www.supportingchampions.co.uk/onlinecourse/ and the podcast https://www.supportingchampions.co.uk/category/podcast/

https://www.bases.org.uk/imgs/BASES_Careers_Guide_2022_Non-member_version.pdf <- has a list of useful websites and resources

The main things would be finding out more about what the courses involve and doing some research into those topics in his free time and thinking about if any of the concepts can be applied to his current activities (is he involved in coaching in any way at the moment?)


Thanks alot!!!:smile:
Reply 5
Hey there, I've been following this thread and wanted to chime in with a couple of additional ideas. For books, 'Supertraining' by Yuri Verkhoshansky and Mel Siff is a classic in the field of sports science, especially when it comes to strength and conditioning.

If your brother enjoys podcasts, 'Sigma Nutrition Radio' by Danny Lennon is a fantastic resource for evidence-based information on nutrition and performance. He often has leading experts in sports science as guests, so it could be really useful.

On top of that, the 'Science for Sport' website (www.scienceforsport.com) has lots of free articles on a range of topics related to sports science. They also offer online courses.

Lastly, it could be useful for him to start following some leading sports scientists on social media platforms like Twitter. Ppl like Stuart McMillan (@StuartMcMillan1), Brett Bartholomew (@Coach_BrettB), and Yann Le Meur (@YLMSportScience) often share interesting insights and useful resources.

Hope that helps add to the already great suggestions in this thread!

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