Coaches can use sports science to be more effective when training athletes. Sports science is about applying scientific principles to yield more significant results (in this case, enhance an athlete's performance), mentally and physically.
Biomechanics, for example, is a field of science that deals with movement. And therefore, by using their knowledge of biomechanics, coaches can analyze how an ideal top performer moves.
Notably, one of the fastest athletes in the world is Usain Bolt. And according to an official IAAF report (based on the 2009 World Championships performance data), he can run 100m in 9.58 seconds.
16 Jun 2021
Sports science can be a lucrative and rewarding career, and obtaining a degree in this subject can lead to many different avenues. Options include PE teachers, fitness instructors, sports coaches, personal trainers and research and development. The sports performance industry is the most competitive to enter.
10 May 2021
With over four million people being treated each year for sports-related injuries, it is clearly a problem and requires further study. Sports scientists need to look at ways to reduce injuries and, when they inevitably occur, and how to speed up the athlete's recovery time.