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Working towards improved musculoskeletal rehabilitation outcomes following Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S) syndrome in endurance athletes SSEHS/RB

   School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

About the Project

Project details

Relative energy deficiency in sport (RED-S) syndrome is considered a serious medical condition that can result in negative long-term health and performance consequences. Sports medicine clinicians use evidence-based principles and guiding frameworks to assist in the management and rehabilitation of RED-S in athletes.

Currently, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) RED-S Clinical Assessment Tool and the Safe Exercise at Every Stage guidance are used by clinicians to inform decision-making during rehabilitation from RED-S. However, it has been highlighted by the IOC, and other prominent authors, that research is required to establish the efficacy of specific exercise recommendations to improve long-term rehabilitation outcomes.

The primary aim of this research will be to examine the effect of a structured strength training programme on musculoskeletal health in athletes rehabilitating from RED-S, and explore the experiences and perceptions of RED-S athletes during the rehabilitation process. This PhD will employ a multi-disciplinary mixed methods design with both quantitative and qualitative data collection.

Entry requirements

Our entry requirements are listed using standard UK undergraduate degree classifications i.e. first-class honours, upper second-class honours and lower second-class honours. To learn the equivalent for your country, please choose it from the drop-down below.

Entry requirements for United Kingdom

Students should have, or expect to achieve, at least a minimum of a 2:1 degree classification in a relevant area. A Master's degree in a relevant area would be beneficial. A background including exercise physiology, strength and conditioning, and exercise psychology would also be an advantage.

English language requirements

Applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Further details are available on the International website.

Fees and funding

UK fee £4,596 full-time degree per annum

International fee £25,100 full-time degree per annum

Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessment and operating University facilities such as the library, IT equipment and other support services. University fees and charges can be paid in advance and there are several methods of payment, including online payments and payment by instalment. Fees are reviewed annually and are likely to increase to take into account inflationary pressures.

How to apply

All applications should be made online. Under programme name, select School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences. Please quote the advertised reference number: SSEHS/RB in your application.

To avoid delays in processing your application, please ensure that you submit the minimum supporting documents.

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