NCSEM-EM academic makes the case for PE to be in the national curriculum

The paper presents the case for physical education becoming a core subject within the national curriculum in England alongside English, mathematics and science. Core subjects are generally considered to lay the foundation for learning in other subjects and, as a result, are generally advantaged in terms of their status, preparation for teaching, and their time […]

NCSEM-EM launches new postgraduate programme in exercise as medicine

The aim of the course is to equip students with the knowledge and skills to effectively promote the uptake of exercise, both as a prescriptive medicine and as preventative therapy. As the crucial role of exercise and physical activity in the prevention and treatment of diseases and medical conditions is increasingly understood, and health practitioners […]

NCSEM-EM launches older adults resource with Public Health England

The resource has been designed to provide information about the benefits of physical activity for older adults and in particular those who are beginning to experience a decline in their physical function, referred to as those who are ‘in transition’. Older adults ‘in transition’ are those mainly over the age of 65 whose function is […]

5Cs framework launch event – Monday 27 November

The 5Cs framework focuses on the qualities and behaviours associated with commitment, communication, concentration, control and confidence and has been successfully employed with coaches and parents in youth academy football over several years. Attendees at the event will hear from Professor Chris Harwood about the 5Cs framework, its development and practical applications, as well as extensions […]

Promoting Health Behaviour Change training

The course is based on the concept of solution focused practice, which focuses on helping individuals discover how to achieve their goal(s) rather than trying to fix the problem(s) that they may currently have. This approach treats the patient/client as the expert on their own life. Practitioners ask questions to help them begin moving towards […]

Early Movers practitioner training

The training aims to help practitioners develop a better understanding of the importance of early movement opportunities for the 0-5 age group and raise confidence to organise enabling environments for physical activity for the children in their care. Specifically the course covers: the importance of physical activity for the early years the UK early years […]

Professional Development Workshop for Teachers of Physical Education

A number of contemporary, innovative and essential topics will be covered during the research-informed, practical workshops and it will provide an excellent opportunity to network with peers. We are keen to support both Loughborough University alumni and Youth Sport Trust members to attend this event with a subsidised full-day rate of just £49, including lunch. […]

Promoting health behaviour change training

The course is designed to help frontline professionals promote health and wellbeing in routine one-to-one or group consultations with clients or patients. The course is based on the concept of solution focused practice, which takes a positive approach to empowering individuals to identify what they want to achieve to improve their health. This approach is […]

Loughborough named world’s best university for sport-related academia

It is the first time the annual QS World University Rankings by Subject, released today (Wednesday 8 March), have included a list of the world’s best places to study sports-related subjects. Loughborough has ranked joint-first with the University of Sydney, Australia. The new sport ranking is based on surveying academic staff that declare a speciality […]

Getting schoolchildren active in class to build lifelong healthy habits

Teachers are being encouraged to integrate movement into the teaching of normal lessons, which could not only enhance children’s engagement and enjoyment of learning, but also help make the school day less sedentary. Researchers at three of our partner universities, Loughborough, Leicester and Nottingham, along with Victoria University (Australia) are working with Year 5 teachers […]

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