UP’s SEMLI launches research study on returning to sport after COVID-19
Posted on August 06, 2020
A study on the effects of COVID-19 and other respiratory infections on athletes returning to training and competition is being launched by the Sport, Exercise Medicine and Lifestyle Institute (SEMLI) at the University of Pretoria (UP) in association with the International Olympic Committee (IOC)...
UP unveils world-class Biomechanics Lab
Posted on October 18, 2019
UP's SEMLI recently opened the doors to its new Biomechanics Lab, which is already providing support services to TuksSport’s first teams as well as elite track and field athletes.
UP TIPS study helps make rugby players healthier to perform in tournaments
Posted on October 03, 2019
The largest prospective study on illness in rugby union players has revealed that 70% of the players studied in just one season’s Super Rugby Tournament reported illness at some time during the tournament.
Tuks is where talented athletes learn to become real champions
Posted on September 19, 2019
In line with International Day of University Sport this week (20 September), we look back at what was a sparkling year for Tuks Sport.
UP lecturer and hurdles champion selected to pursue a Master’s degree in Germany
Posted on September 17, 2019
UP Sports Management lecturer and South African hurdles champion Louis Jacobus van Zyl is one of 25 people selected out of 65 applicants to participate in the 7th intake for a Master’s degree in Olympic Studies at the prestigious German Sport University Cologne.
Prof Schwellnus receives 2017 ACSM International Clinical Scholar Award
Posted on June 20, 2017
Prof Martin Schwellnus, Director of the Sport, Exercise Medicine and Lifestyle Institute at the University of Pretoria is the recipient of the 2017 American College of Sport Medicine (ACSM) International Clinical Scholar Award.
Protecting the health and performance of the traveling athlete
Posted on March 16, 2017
International travel is an unavoidable part of elite athletes' competitive careers. Prof Christa Janse van Rensburg, from the Section Sports Medicine at UP, offers her view on some of the challenges that need to be considered.
UP helps to keep cyclists safe during the Cape Town Cycle Tour
Posted on March 09, 2017
A medical screening questionnaire and targeted educational intervention programme originally developed by Prof Martin Schwellnus from UP, will help medical staff prepare for medical emergencies that may occur on Race Day.