The title of the PhD at the Ulster University is Promoting the health and athletic performance of young adults with intellectual disability through a physical activity intervention

The deadline for applicants is 18th February 2018.

Main supervisor is Dr Ben Fitzpatrick

The PhD programme will have 4 objectives:

1). To complete a systematic review of existing literature on the physical health and psychological wellbeing outcomes resulting from participation in SO programmes.

2). Explore the methodological and practical challenges of different objective measures of collating activity levels, cardiovascular fitness, performance and wellbeing in young adults with ID

3). To develop and co-produce a multi-component physical activity intervention for young adults with ID and their coaches in SO, targeting health and athletic performance using a social ecological framework.

4). To undertake a feasibility randomised trial of the multi-component physical activity intervention targeting physical activity, cardiovascular fitness, and well-being.

The programme will be delivered by BSc Sport, Physical Activity and Health students deployed to SO clubs in the North West region of Ireland.

More information can be found by visiting Ulster University website.