AIT Postgraduate Conference in Sport Science, Physical Activity and Physical Education

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Athlone Institute of Technology’s Department of Sport and Health Sciences will host Ireland’s fifth postgraduate conference dedicated to Sport Science, Physical Activity and Physical Education on Friday, May 10th, 2019. Entitled ‘Network to Progress’, this AIT Postgraduate Conference aims to encourage postgraduate students from third level institutes across Ireland to come together to present their work, share their learning and build partnerships in their chosen discipline.

“We are inviting all postgraduate researchers in the areas of Sport Performance, Physical Activity and Physical Education, Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation, and Exercise and Health to submit abstracts. This is an excellent opportunity for postgraduate students to connect, share ideas and play their part in building a national network of researchers across these disciplines,” Dr Aoife Lane, Head of Department of Sport and Health Science at Athlone Institute of Technology, said.

AIT Postgraduate Conference Line Up

Several prominent academics in the field will also be delivering key note addresses, including Dr Brendan Egan, Associate Professor of Sport and Exercise Physiology in the School of Health and Human Performance at Dublin City University, Dr Kate Kirby, Head of Performance Psychology at the Sport Ireland Institute, and Robin Healy, a recent addition to Athlone Institute of Technology’s Department of Sport and Health Science. Mr Healy recently completed his PhD studies in resistance training for sprint athletes.

“We have an extremely strong commitment to sport science and related disciplines in Athlone Institute of Technology, as evidenced by a continued investment in our facilities, the development of a new department and the recruitment of staff who are specialists in this area,” Dr Lane added. “Our department also offers many postgraduate research opportunities which have many real-world links and direct engagement with sporting, health, nutrition and rehabilitation related entities.”

Event Background

The 5th All-Ireland Post Graduate Conference in Sport Science, Physical Activity and Physical Education is supported by Sports Physio and Performance, and was previously hosted at the University of Limerick, Waterford Institute of Technology and Institute of Technology Carlow. The abstract submission deadline has been extended to March 22nd, 2019. For more information on how to apply, please visit the website.

Characterised by a commitment to academic excellence, Athlone Institute of Technology is Ireland’s leading higher education institute and an institute of firsts – first for research across the technological higher education landscape and first for ISSE student satisfaction of all HEIs nationally. Athlone Institute of Technology was named ‘Sunday Times Institute of Technology of the Year’ in 2018, ‘Institute of Technology of the Year Runner Up’ in 2017 and was the first Irish third level to receive APS accreditation in 2018.


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