Publication – Effects of Low Volume, High-Intensity Training on Performance in Competitive Swimmers: A Systematic Review

Competitive swimmers are widely acknowledged to perform high training volumes from a young age. It is not uncommon for competitive youth swimmers to train 12 – 18 hours per week. Presently, a popular topic in competitive swimming is low-volume, high-intensity training (HIT). HIT involves performing less meters (or volume) in the swimming pool however training … Continue reading Publication – Effects of Low Volume, High-Intensity Training on Performance in Competitive Swimmers: A Systematic Review

Motivation Measures in Sport: A Critical Review and Bibliometric Analysis

Clancy, R., Herring, M., & Campbell, M. (2017) Motivation Measures in Sport: A Critical Review and Bibliometric Analysis. Frontiers in Psychology, 8 (348), 09 March 2017 Research Impact This paper provides a detailed analysis of six questionnaires used to assess motivation in sport. As well as reliability and validity information being summarised and evaluated, questionnaires … Continue reading Motivation Measures in Sport: A Critical Review and Bibliometric Analysis

Professional Development for Physical Education Teachers in Ireland

  Physical education is an important part of young people's education in senior cycle (SC/SCPE) resulting in confident and competent participants in various physical activity areas.  As a result of effective physical education, young people will enjoy being physically active and choose to take part in active lifestyles as adults. Physical education at SC in … Continue reading Professional Development for Physical Education Teachers in Ireland

The Science behind a Successful Athlete

As part of Limerick Festival of Science, the department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences hosted a number of workshops on November 15th 2016 to expose the science behind athletic performance in a series of workshops for post primary students.  Students from Glenstal Abbey and Presentation Secondary School, Castleisland were exposed to the four key … Continue reading The Science behind a Successful Athlete

PESS wins Athena SWAN award for gender equality progress

The PESS department at the University of Limerick has been honoured for creating a level playing field for academic careers. The department was recently honoured by the Athena SWAN Charter for its work in the battle against gender inequality and received a bronze departmental award. Athena SWAN (Scientific Women’s Academic Network) is a charter established by … Continue reading PESS wins Athena SWAN award for gender equality progress