Sport science is the study of how human muscles and other bodily systems work, develop, and interact with each other in the context of sport and human performance. This broad field includes studies in anatomy, motor learning, human performance, sport psychology, motor development, health and wellness, and biomechanics.
Exercise at any level requires a well-balanced diet to maintain good health and successful sporting performance. Biomechanics makes it possible to calculate the most efficient or the least harmful patterns of movement in sporting movements and techniques, which is an important consideration when designing an exercise programme. Psychological factors may contribute to whether an individual achieves success and optimal performance in sport, and may also affect whether individuals choose to engage in exercise. It is also important to develop practical knowledge of reliable methodologies and measurements and understand how they should be interpreted to support athletes or clients further in their training.
This knowledge is then brought together by studying of training theory, that is, the science of the most effective training in specific sports and has to achieve an optimal balance between exercise, rest and diet.
Sports science as a subject is comprised of all of these elements, with a focus on physical activity, health and performance. This helps to give an overall picture factors that may improve, and ultimately limit, human sporting performance at the highest level.
Aims & Scope
Malaysian Sports Journal (MSJ) is a peer-reviewed journal, publishing worldwide high-quality and impactful papers of medical, scientific, technical, business research in the different fields of sports and physical activities: sport medicine, exercise physiology, sport physiology and performance, nutrition, traumatology relating to sport, rehabilitation or adapted physical activities. It facilitates the transfer of knowledge and technology between the clinic, research and practice in physical and athletic activity. Malaysian Sports Journal (MSJ) considers for publication articles, reviews, technical or clinical notes and letters to the editors, provided that the methodology and scientific content are of high quality, and that the results will have substantial clinical impact and/or physiological importance.
The primary areas of research interests to sports include:
- clinical aspects of exercise
- management of sports injuries
- sports medicine and sciences
- sports nutrition
- other interdisciplinary perspectives
Malaysian Sports Journal (MSJ) covers a broad spectrum of important topics which are relevant to sport sciences and public health. It provides comprehensive and unique information with a worldwide readership. Emphasizing holistic approach, the journal serves as a comprehensive and multidisciplinary platform, addressing important issues. A large number of eminent professors and scientists from all over the world serve as editorial members and guest reviewers for the journal.