Department of Exercise Sciences


Keep up to date with the latest news from the Department of Exercise Sciences.

  • Power training athletes wanted for research by Olympic coach
    09 December 2010
    Exercise physiologists from The University of Auckland are looking for well-trained athletic people to take part in a study investigating how the human body responds to explosive big-muscle power-training.
  • Brain stimulation enhances recovery from stroke
    14 July 2010
    University of Auckland researchers have shown for the first time that combining brain stimulation with simple rehabilitation exercises can help people recover arm and hand function several months after a stroke.
  • Just a taste of carbohydrate boosts muscle strength
    04 May 2010
    Researchers at The University of Auckland have shown for the first time that the mere presence of carbohydrate solution in the mouth immediately boosts muscle strength, even before it is swallowed.
  • Top doctoral theses acclaimed
    19 April 2010
    Three PhD theses from the Faculty of Science have been rated among the most outstanding successfully examined at The University of Auckland in 2009.