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Deakin University provides higher education for suitably qualified Australian and full fee-paying students through open campus flexible learning modes in which the place, time, mode and pace of study are flexible. The University operates across six campuses: Melbourne (Burwood), Geelong (Waurn Ponds), Waterfront (Geelong City), Rusden, Toorak and Warrnambool. Academic studies are coordinated through the faculties of: Arts; Business and Law; Education; Health and Behavioural Sciences; and Science and Technology. Education and training is available at undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels, covering the disciplines in these faculties and including professional courses, mid-career professional development courses and postgraduate studies by course work and research.

Research concerned with Recreation and Sport is a focus of the School of Health Sciences, a new school, established on January 1st, 1999 through the merging of the School of Nutrition and Public Health, with the School of Human Movement. Important research groups within Health Sciences include those of Physical Activity and Exercise, and the Exercise Physiology and Muscle and Bone Metabolism Research Group.

The Physical Activity and Health program is run by a multidisciplinary group with expertise in Health and Exercise Psychology, Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Sociology. The program has two research concentrations. First, on understanding and influencing physical activity both of the wider population and of specific target groups within the population. This also includes developing strategies to enhance health by increasing physical activity participation to optimal levels. Second, on minimising risks involved in physical activity and sport participation. This includes studies on sports injury prevention and the collection of epidemiological data on sports injury. Evaluations of countermeasures designed to prevent sports injury in specific sports and types of physical activity are also included in this research focus.

The focus of the Exercise Physiology and Muscle and Bone Metabolism Research Group is on studies of muscle and bone metabolism, particularly as these relate to sporting performance and other forms of physical performance and endurance, and to precursors of chronic disease. Specific research interests of the group focus on the regulation of carbohydrate metabolism during exercise, with particular emphasis on muscle glycogenolysis and glucose uptake and liver glucose output, and the implications for carbohydrate nutrition and exercise performance; metabolic bases of fatigue; high energy phosphate metabolism and the regulation of creatine uptake in skeletal muscle; the interactions between physical activity, growth, ageing and bone health; and the quantification of the energy cost of physical activity, with emphasis on economy of movement and the measurement of anaerobic capacity.

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Strength, balance and self-efficacy changes in older women; some effects of exercise training
Chief Researcher: Owen Prof N
Sponsor: National Health and Medical Research Council
Research Fields Classification: 321401 Exercise Physiology
321404 Sport and Exercise Psychology
321499 Human Movement and Sports Science nec


Exercise and skeletal muscle GLUT4
Chief Researcher: Hargreaves Prof M
Sponsor: National Health and Medical Research Council
Research Fields Classification: 321401 Exercise Physiology
321405 Sports Medicine
321499 Human Movement and Sports Science nec


The epidemiology of sports injuries in Victoria - its translation into prevention
Chief Researcher: Finch Dr C
Sponsor: National Health and Medical Research Council
Research Fields Classification: 321405 Sports Medicine
321499 Human Movement and Sports Science nec


The long-term outcomes of sports injuries: Implications for prevention
Chief Researcher: Finch Dr C
Sponsor: Arthritis Victoria
Research Fields Classification: 321405 Sports Medicine
321499 Human Movement and Sports Science nec


The epidemiology of sports injuries presenting to sports medicine clinics
Chief Researcher: Finch Dr C
Sponsor: Department of Environment, Sport and Territories
Research Fields Classification: 321405 Sports Medicine
321499 Human Movement and Sports Science nec


Sport-specific sports injury countermeasure reviews
Chief Researcher: Finch Dr C
Sponsor: Sport and Recreation Victoria
Research Fields Classification: 321405 Sports Medicine
321499 Human Movement and Sports Science nec
370403 Recreation and Leisure Studies


Aerobics injury countermeasure review
Chief Researcher: Finch Dr C
Sponsor: Sport and Recreation Victoria
Research Fields Classification: 321405 Sports Medicine
321499 Human Movement and Sports Science nec
370403 Recreation and Leisure Studies


Injury risks in junior (u/18) football
Chief Researcher: Finch Dr C
Sponsor: Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
Research Fields Classification: 321405 Sports Medicine
321499 Human Movement and Sports Science nec


Dietary change and physical activity in weight control
Chief Researcher: Crawford Dr D
Sponsor: National Health and Medical Research Council
Research Field Classification: 321499 Human Movement and Sports Science nec

 


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