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.
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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.
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.
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