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Effect of practice structure on skill learning, retention and transfer in sport

   School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

   Applications accepted all year round  Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About the Project

This project can be offered either on a full-time or a part-time basis. Please email the prospective supervisor for more details.

Much is known about effect of practice structure on the learning and retention of sporting skills in controlled environments and to novel tasks in these environments. However, these controlled environments are removed from the dynamic interactive ones in which coaches work. The aim of this project is to examine the findings of research in controlled settings by carrying out similar research in real world coaching environments. The greater ecological validity of the research will enable practical guidelines to be given to coaches in the sports studied. Ideally applicants will hold a coaching qualification that enables them to lead coaching sessions in their particular sport.

This project may be taken as part of our regular PhD programme or our new Doctorate in Sport and Exercise Sciences.


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Funding Notes

This project is for students worldwide who are self-funded

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