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University of Bolton, Lancashire, United Kingdom
We are lecturers and practicing professionals in Sports Science and Rehabilitation. Our undergraduate BSc/BA (Hons) Sports programmes are dynamic vocational degrees delivered with the physically active in mind, whether that is within the local community, the recreational or professional athlete. Our experience and expertise in professional sport and private industry allows the sports student to gain first hand and current knowledge in the field of sports medicine, exercise and training. We maintain strong links in industry, which provides our students opportunities for excellent work experience placements. Community events also allow students to voluntarily offer their skills to assist the competitor, which further strengthens the role and credibility that our sports students play within the health and exercise medicine spectrum. Our in-house Sports & Spinal Injuries Clinic and Athlete Development Centre also provide our means of actual practice and teaching where we welcome anyone wishing to have their injury managed, or fitness tested, advised and monitored to the highest standards using recent and researched methods to access our facility in Bolton One.

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Putting lacrosse on the map

Andy Fallone, Sports Science lecturer competed with the British Veteran Lacrosse team in the world championships in Denver this summer.  A fantastic experience, and great to see emerging sports being put on an international stage!

Mark showing the way at Chester Marathon

Sports Coaching lecturer Mark Moran competed in his first marathon last weekend at Chester, clocking in a very impressive 3h 16min time, another great example of our Bolton Sports staff putting their skills and attributes into practice!  Fantastic performance, Mark!

Monday, 15 September 2014

Bolton Ironmen conquer Ironman Wales!

Flying the flag for Bolton:
Sport Rehabilitation graduate and Ironman World Championship qualifier, Bartek Holda, Sport Rehabilitator (lecturer) Adam Naylor and Sport Scientist (lecturer) Colin Robertson took on and conquered Ironman Wales yesterday.  The 'practise what you preach' adage was certainly evident in the fantastic achievements amidst  tough swimming conditions covering 2.4 miles in the sea in Tenby North Beach, cycling 112 miles over 6000ft climbing along the Pembrokeshire Coast, and a tough 26.2 mile marathon to finish.  Amazing performances guys!

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Students offer their skills at the British Transplant Games

Year 1 and 2 Sport Rehabilitation students enhanced their experience by offering their services at the British Transplant Games, held at Bolton Arena.  A fantastic opportunity to get hands-on with a different aspect of sport and performance with regards to applying the sport rehabilitator's skills.  Well done guys!

Thursday, 31 July 2014

England Rugby League Conference in Bolton One

Yesterday the University of Bolton were hosts to a CPD event for England Rugby League, focussing upon monitoring the athlete.  Speakers from the English Institute of Sport, the University of Chester, Sport Science consultants, sprint coaches, as well as Anna and Adam presenting the 2013 Super League Injury Surveillance data to around 100 delegates from professional Rugby League.

Follow the link for the university web report on the Injury Surveillance: http://www.bolton.ac.uk/MediaCentre/Articles/2014/May2014-02.aspx

Monday, 28 July 2014

Ironman Outlaws!

Sport staff Colin and Adam again putting in a tough day of racing in a 1000-strong pack of athletes in the popular Outlaw ironman-distance event in Nottingham yesterday. 

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Etape Eryri cycle race

Sports staff Adam and Colin completed a gruelling cycle sportive around Snowdonia yesterday, covering 103miles through Welsh countryside.  Practicing what we preach!