The Exercise Medicine and Sport Sciences Initiative

The Exercise Medicine and Sport Sciences Initiative (EMSSI) is a newly formed, unique multidisciplinary program that  promotes scholarly activities and innovative discoveries in all fields associated with movement, including exercise and sport sciences, exercise medicine and rehabilitation.  The Initiative is dedicated to  enhancing human health and wellness through undergraduate and graduate teaching, basic and translational research, development of innovative technologies, service to the community, and clinical activities.

This website provides details about the background, mission and organizational structure of the EMSSI and highlights the various research and educational activities associated with exercise on the UC Irvine campus.


NIH News Update-June 11, 2015

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NIH Exercise

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EMSSI in the NEWS:  In first-ever survey, 36 percent of water polo players report concussions

A UCI poll found that water polo goalies experienced more concussions than other players, especially during practice sessions. Read More

UCI poll found that water polo goalies experienced more concussions than other players, especially during practice sessions. Glenn Feingerts / UCI Athletics

Glenn Feingerts / UCI Athletics

EMSSI in the NEWS:   Heading off concussions

Professor James Hicks, director of UCI’s Exercise Medicine & Sport Sciences Initiative,  leads novel probe of impact injuries in water polo. Read More


 B.S. Exercise Sciences–accepting applications NOW

“Preparing Tomorrow’s Leaders in the Health Sciences-Today”

Application Deadline Extended: July 30, 2015

Details about the program here

 

Latest News »

Explaining exercise: New campus initiative fosters interdisciplinary study of how physical activity promotes good health Study of physical activity, health to be a major exercise at UC Irvine: launching an undergraduate degree program

 

BS Exercise Sciences welcomes inaugural class facebook-icon1-300x300

Leadership »

The Exercise Medicine and Sport Sciences Initiative is led by an internal executive committee composed of campus leaders from biology, engineering, social sciences, medicine and the arts.

 

EMSSI Internal Advisory Committee

EMSSI External Advisory Committee

Research Highlights »

Our Initiative promotes multidisciplinary research related to activity, exercise, sports and rehabilitation.

Read more about some of the exciting research directed at  improving human health and wellness.

NIHPostdoctoral training opportunities. Click here