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Sport Marketing & Management Laboratory

Sport Marketing & Management, a specialization of Sport Science at SKKU, provides programs of study that will lead to masters and doctoral degrees. Our alumni now hold prestigious positions in all segments of the industry, and Sport Marketing & Management doctoral degree recipients occupy faculty positions at universities.

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Sport Sociology Laboratory

Sociology of Sports is a basic study aspect of sport science or human science, and relates to and researches every phenomenon between society and sports. It looks at such areas as politics, economy, education, culture, media, religion, class, organization, women, sightseeing; law, and diplomacy, empirically and objectively by approaching aspects related to people, organization and society, in terms of sociology.

 

The Laboratory for Sociology of Sports has considered many areas of basic study, such as political science, economics, journalism and mass communication; pedagogy, and cultural study, to have a more in-deth approach to the sociology of sports.

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Kinemetrics Laboratory

Kinesmetrics, widely known as measurement and evaluation, is a discipline to develop and apply measurement theory, statistics, and mathematical analysis to the field of human performance. The doctoral degree in Human Performance with a specialization in Kinesmetrics is designed to produce well-trained measurement specialists who will make positive impacts in research, higher education, and industry. The lab research specializes in physical activity measurements, behavior analysis, measuring function, and advanced psychometrics.

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Biomechanics Laboratory

As “Biomechanics” is an academic discipline related to studying the mechanical behavior of biological systems such as the human body (at macroscopic scale) and its components, e.g. bone, muscle, etc. (at microscopic scale), our lab, “Biomechanics Lab” is aimed towards understanding how the biological systems at multiple scales perform their mechanics-driven biological functions.

 

Our efforts in understanding the mechanics of biological systems will help in comprehending not only how the sport performance, which is usually determined from the mechanical function of biological systems such as muscle system, can be improved, but how the mechanical behavior (function) of various biological system such as muscle and bone can be determined microscopically.

Exercise Physiology and Biochemistry Laboratory
The research goals of the Exercise Physiology and Biochemistry Laboratory are to determine: 
 
1) important changes in physiological function with aging; 
2) modulation of those changes by biological factors (e.g., adiposity, vitamin D) and lifestyle behaviors (e.g., physical
    activity and fitness)
3) the efficacy of exercise interventions for reversing adverse changes in physiological function and cognitive
    declines with aging; and
4) the integrative (systemic to molecular) biological mechanisms that mediate physiological and cognitive changes
    with aging and the effects of modulating influences and interventions on those changes.
 
We employ a wide range of contemporary experimental techniques to study these issues in human subjects and rodents in cross-sectional, intervention, and longitudinal study designs. Emphasis is placed on the integrative nature of the physiological and pathophysiological processes involved from a mechanistic perspective.
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Sport Psychology Laboratory

Sport psychology has been one of the cornerstones in Korean Sport Science. This tradition is well reflected in the SKKU Sport Psychology Lab. Our research interests cover various psychological aspects of human behaviors. From the simplest eye bilking movement to complex sport skills, we investigate the causes of behavior, various cognitive processes involved in these, and the perceived outcomes. These involve the understanding of personal, social, and cognitive psychology. In our lab, we are focusing on two very different aspects among these issues.

 

Firstly, the neural aspects of human motor control and learning is being investigated by Dr. Ji-Hang Lee’s group. Currently, the changes in perception and movement due to 1) the prolonged exposure to various hand tools and 2) various proprioceptive manipulation are being investigated. On the other hand, the research group led by Dr. Seung-Chul Kim has more sport-oriented research interests. The effects of psychological coaching/counselling on athletes are being investigated, with the special emphasis on the self-monitoring technique. Also, as a results of close research collaboration between these two groups, the practical ways to administer neural bio feedback techniques are being developed.  

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Exercise Psychology Laboratory

Nutrition is a significant factor influencing sport performance and even final outcomes. Therefore, the area of exercise nutrition has a long history of helping athletes in practical settings. Students majoring in this area of study, thus, should understand the role and metabolism of various nutrients and minerals, and the ways to better use these for fatigue recovery, performance improvement, and doping, to name a few.

 

Although the primary field of application of the exercise nutrition has been the competitive sport settings, current interests in public health and exercise lead us to pursue the research topics such as nutrition over intake and exercise/ nutrition prescription. In our lab, we are especially interested in the prevention of various life style diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and strokes through exercise and dietary prescription.

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