Sport & Exercise Science with Hannah Hersant

Middlesex University

Join Hannah Hersant as she poses the concept: ‘The Science of Sprinting: How to Break the 100m Record’ in a series of episodes that culminate in a topical and fascinating Subject Spotlight focussed on Sport & Exercise Science, with a closer look at biomechanics, nutrition, sports psychology and much more..

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Meet the academic

Hannah Hersant is an associate lecturer at Middlesex University, London Sport Institute. She has worked in academia for 4 years, whilst also working in elite sport as a performance analyst, working with Surrey Storm Netball, Saracens Mavericks Netball, England Netball and British Canoeing. Hannah's research interests lie in sport Performance analysis and performance profiling, where she has worked as part of major projects and research within this area. Hannah also works as part of a funded research project, looking to increase the physical activity levels of local families and communities in South London. She hopes to begin a PhD in the near future, assessing performance profiling techniques within elite netball.

3. Physiological components for success and nutrition


4. Technique, coaching points & mindset of a sprinter


5. The final stretch


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Course snapshot

As the top university in London for Sports Science (The Complete University Guide, 2020), you’ll have access to the unique sports facilities at StoneX Stadium, including clinical teaching rooms, sport injury clinics and research labs as part of your study at Middlesex University.

Middlesex University offer a unique blend of academic study, with practically applied sessions where you can develop the skills and knowledge required in the “real world” of the sport industry. The university’s dedicated staff are committed to providing you the best experience and work closely with organisations like Tottenham Hotspur and Saracens Rugby Club so you can build professional contacts while you study. It’s also worth noting that the staff at Middlesex University are active sports professionals

As a postgraduate, you can aim even higher with access to academies, elite players and coaches.

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Middlesex University

Middlesex University is located in Hendon, northwest London. The university started life as St Katharine's College - a teacher training college specifically for women, but soon developed into the all inclusive university it is today by 1992. In addition to its London campus, Middlesex boasts campuses in Malta, Dubai and Mauritius. The university has been awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize three times and has received the Queen's Award for Enterprise twice for its international initiatives.

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