Students gain knowledge and experience from new Sports Medicine and Nutrition activity
By Jessica Pigram, Sports Medicine and Nutrition Activity Convener, East Campus
In Season 4, we launched a new activity on East Campus based on sports medicine and nutrition, which ran for six weeks and will run again in the upcoming academic year 2018/2019.
The activity is focused on multiple aspects of sports medicine and nutrition. The key learning components of the course are: preventing sports injuries, principles of injury management, introduction to taping, and introduction to nutrition. There is also an end of course assessment to test students' knowledge.
The activity is very practical in that it allows students to gain knowledge on injury prevention and management through taping and soft tissue management techniques. Additionally, students learn theories behind the basics of nutrition and as a result learn the best ways to manipulate their diets to maximise performance and reach their individual goals.
Here's what some of the participating East Middle School students had to say about the new activity:
Lily A G8 - "I liked the activity, it was really fun and surprised me."
Kai H G8 - "I had a lot of fun and was able to learn a lot, grow and am able to push harder next year."
Jackson C G7 - "It was a new experience and I learned a lot of new things."
Siya M G8 - "I learned many things that I will definitely be able to use in the sports that I will do in high school. In general it was a very enjoyable activity."
Students wanting to pursue a degree or career in sports science or with a keen interest in the area are highly encouraged to join next academic year.