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¿Qué aprenderé?

Human Function and Health (UoA 24)

Unit of Assessment 24 embodies research-related activities associated with the investigation and evaluation of human function, health, and the social context.

This is a growing area of research enquiry, where interdisciplinary and collaborative partnerships are the underpinning basis of our research-related activity. This exciting research area brings together the expertise of academics from health and exercise psychology, sports psychology, psychophysiology, exercise physiology, sociology of sport, biomechanics, physiotherapy, nursing and neuroscience.

Research group

Mind-Body Connections Research Group

The Mind-Body Connections research group exists to gain a greater understanding of the interrelationship between the cognitive and physiological processes, and human behaviour. Mind-body connections is a dynamic and complex topic of interest that often requires a multidisciplinary approach. As such, our team of experts often work collaboratively to understand human function and the affect it has on our behaviour.

Live research

Sample of current projects

  • The exploration of breathing interventions, HRV in sport settings, and HRV and executive function
  • Multimodal research incorporating mobile brain imaging, ambulatory ECG and EMG to evaluate the relationships between cognitive and physical function
  • Evaluation of electro-cortical brain activity in older adults and neurological diseases
  • The use of simulated environments (VR) to optimise decision making and anticipation in sport and use of VR in treatment of sporting-related phobias
  • A collaborative research project with The University of Exeter exploring the validity and fidelity of simulated shipping environments within the maritime industry
  • The effect of a psychoeducation and slow-paced breathing intervention on the wellbeing and cardiac vagal activity of student athletes
  • An interdisciplinary psychophysiological case study in motor sport
  • The European Super League: fan protests and English football's new regulatory regime
  • The reliability and sensitivity of the sub-maximal yo-yo intermittent recovery (level 1) test in professional soccer players during a 6-week pre-season
  • A novel cycling protocol to estimate critical power and the finite work capacity

PhD project themes

  • Adherence and motivation to exercise
  • Optimal functioning in strength and conditioning
  • Health and wellbeing in a diabetic population
  • Nursing pedagogy
  • Psychological care and wellbeing within allied health professionals
  • Achieving optimal running performance and economy
  • Growth, mindset, and physical education
  • Range of motion and muscle hypertrophy
  • Training dose and 1RM strength in powerlifters

¿En cuál departamento estoy?

Southampton Solent University

Opciones de estudio

a tiempo completo (18 )

Costos de estudio
£13.260,00 (US$ 16.054) por año
The fee mentioned is for 2021/22 entry and there may be a slight increase in the fee for 2023/24 entry.

Esta es una tarifa fija
Fecha de inicio

7 Octubre 2022

Lugar

Southampton Solent University

East Park Terrace,

Southampton,

SO14 0YN, England

Requerimiento de entrada

Para estudiantes de Estados Unidos

In general, students need qualifications that are equivalent to the British bachelor's degree.

Para estudiantes internacionales

Applicants for an MPhil, or a PhD through the MPhil/PhD route, should hold at least one of the following: a first or upper second class honours degree from a UK University or a qualification which may be deemed equivalent by NARIC and the admissions review panel; or a master's degree from a UK University or a non UK qualification which may be deemed equivalent as above; or other qualifications, publications and/or appropriate professional training and experience which may be considered equivalent by the admissions review panel to one of the above. If your first language is not English, you will have an overall IELTS score of 6.5, with minimum sub-scores of 6.0 in all component sections, or an overall TOEFL IBT score of 94-95, with a minimum score of 22 in each of the four component sections. If you have previously successfully studied for a first degree or master's degree that was taught and assessed in English, you may be exempt from the above.

Puede haber diferentes requisitos de IELTS en función del curso elegido.

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