University Academy 92 recently hosted the first ever Perspectives on Exercise in Clinical Populations (PECP) Conference on their Old Trafford campus. The event was in conjunction with organisers from Lancaster University and The University of Manchester.
The conference focused on six key themes aligned to exercise in different clinical populations:
- Implementing exercise interventions with an insightful keynote by John Buckley
- Exercise for Ageing and Age-related Neurodegeneration with a talk from Dr Annabelle Long
- Exercise in Eating Disorders with talks form Danika Quesnel
- Exercise for Mental Health Conditions with a presentation from Dr Joseph Firth
- Exercise of Women’s Health with a talk from Dr Tori Sprung
- Exercise across the Lifespan with Dr Christopher Gaffney delivering the closing presentation.
Delegates enjoyed a full programme of academic sessions and practitioner insights alongside networking opportunities and demonstrations from industry. Also, individuals, who have lived experience of the impact of physical activity on quality of life, shared their experiences with the delegates.
Dr Jon Radcliffe, Course Leader for BSc (Hons ) Health, Exercise, and Sport at UA92 said: “We were thrilled to invite impactful speakers onto campus. The conference presented an excellent opportunity to share knowledge, network, and understand the effect of practice on individual’s wellbeing and quality of life. The event provided excellent insight to compliment our new BSc (Hons) Health, Exercise, and Sport degree. A valuable insight into how the next generation of practitioners can continue to enhance people’s health and wellbeing through exercise and physical activity.”
We would like to extend our thanks to the organising committee Lettie Waring, John Oyewole, Megan Readman.
Want to know more about our degree in Health, Exercise and Sport? Undergraduate spaces are still available for 2023.