A Sporting Chance? Sport & Science
Pushing the Limits
Sport Science is a discipline that studies the application of scientific principles and techniques with the aim of improving sporting
performance. Sport Science can trace its origins to ancient Greece. Between 776 BC and 393 AD physicians planned the training regimens and diets of Olympic competitors, developing many of the principles still used in training today. The noted physician Galen, a Roman citizen born in Greece, wrote almost a hundred detailed essays in the second century AD, covering topics such as improving health, nutrition, fitness and strength.