Centre for Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences (CASES)

Applied Sport, Physical Activity and Performance

The Centre for Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences (CASES) was established over ten years ago to unite teaching and research relating to sport and exercise sciences at UCLan.

Our research has evolved from the passions of the staff within the centre and our reputation has grown from a local to an international level. We work with researchers, clinicians, clubs and athletes from around the world to advance knowledge and understanding in sport and exercise science that will ultimately benefit practice. All of the staff in CASES are involved in teaching and research and as such the students gain an enhanced learning experience.

CASES incorporates Research and Consultancy in Equine Surfaces (RACES), a collaboration between UCLan, Myerscough and Nottingham Trent University that was initially developed to further our knowledge and understanding of equestrian surfaces. The teamwork with international surface specialists to provide scientific methods of measuring surfaces.

RACES work at UCLan also includes research on the horse and rider, which often involves working with notable vets, scientists and practitioners. Our main goal is always to advance knowledge and understanding that will benefit horse health and welfare.