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Thursday February 01, 2018
The University of East Anglia (UEA) and King's Lynn Speedway offer a ground breaking Master’s Degree course.

Key messages:
· UEA offers a 2018 Master’s programme working with Kings Lynn Speedway
· A first for Speedway
· Help develop the scientific underpinning of management of elite speedway riders
· Beneficial to the Students and Speedway

Students studying to become physiotherapists on the 2018 UEA Master’s programme will have the opportunity to work with Kings Lynn Speedway to develop a research project as part of their educational studies. This exciting opportunity arises from a new partnership between the UEA School of Health Sciences and King's Lynn Speedway, that will offer students the chance of linking their research interests with topics that will hopefully facilitate a greater understanding of performance, health and well-being in the sport of motorcycle speedway racing. This is an area that is currently significantly under researched.

Jon Larner – Course Director for the Masters Physiotherapy Programme, UEA

“This is a really exciting opportunity for our students to see the application of research to real life through the design and development of a research project, as part of their studies. As a school we are delighted to develop this new partnership with King's Lynn Speedway as we value our relationship with the local community”.

Dr Jane Cross - Senior Lecturer School of Health Sciences, UEA

“Although it is likely to start slowly I hope that this relationship will help develop the scientific underpinning of management of elite speedway riders in the future and lead to valuable practical recommendations that can help King's Lynn to get the best performance from their riders in the future”.

Keith Chapman – Promoter of King's Lynn Speedway and Chairman of the British Speedway Promoters Association, “we are delighted to be working with the University of East Anglia on this very exciting programme. The outputs from this relationship should help us better understand how medical advancements can support British Speedway riders”.

Robin Brundle – Co-Promoter of King's Lynn Speedway, “our relationship with the UEA is a pivotal element of a comprehensive Sports Science programme that we have adopted for our riders. During the next few weeks we will be announcing those key elements and we expect the content to appeal equally to the wider audience and the Speedway fan.

“Our riders are incredibly fit all-round athletes but unlike Formula 1 for example, we have little or no specific research into maximising the body performance throughout an event. I believe that we will start that journey through the Master’s programme with the UEA”.

Picture from L-R: Dr Jane L Cross - Ed D, MSc, Grad Dip Phys, MCSP, Robin Brundle Co-Promoter of King's Lynn Speedway, Jon Larner - MSc Pre-registration Physiotherapy Programme

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
School of Health Sciences (HSC)

UEA - for more information contact: Jon Larner j.larner@uea.ac.uk
Tel: 01603 591681 Mobile: 07498 360104




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