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Rehabilitation and Exercise Science

The theme of Rehabilitation and Exercise Science underpins research into human health and functioning across the lifespan. Our researchers work to prevent chronic disease, maximise health and explore human potential in elite sporting performance. 


Rehabilitation and Exercise Science spans many aspects of health and functioning.
Rehabilitation and Exercise Science spans many aspects of health and functioning.

Disability and rehabilitation

We research musculoskeletal and back pain, inpatients and burns, neurological conditions causing disability, cardiovascular systems and rheumatology.

Lifespan health, disability and wellbeing

Our research is in the areas of prevention and intervention, and optimising activities to improve the health and wellbeing of children, women and older people.

Sports and human performance

We research performance in high intensity settings, including sports, military and industrial environments.

Physical activity and occupational health

We research the effects of physical activity, sedentary lifestyles and ergonomics on the health and wellbeing of all Australians.