Sports Medicine and Health Science

Open access

ISSN: 2666-3376

Sports Medicine and Health Science

Open access

The purpose of the Sports Medicine and Health Science (SMHS) journal is to provide a scientific, merit-based, high-quality publication platform for all relevant biomedical studies worldwide with a pr...

The purpose of the Sports Medicine and Health Science (SMHS) journal is to provide a scientific, merit-based, high-quality publication platform for all relevant biomedical studies worldwide with a primary focus on sports medicine, physical activity, and the exercise-related health sciences. The primary disciplines that are covered by SMHS include but are not limited to clinical sports medicine; orthopedics; preventive medicine; rehabilitation medicine; physical therapy; basic and translational sports sciences including exercise physiology, exercise biochemistry, exercise molecular biology, and exercise immunology; biomechanics; motor control and exercise neuroscience; exercise epidemiology, gerontology, and nutrition; and complementary and alternative medicine.

Other emphasized topics of interests are:

  • The prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of sports injuries in muscles, ligaments, joints, and bones, especially those that occurred in elite, professional, or Olympic athletes as well as in amateur sports participants.
  • The prevention and treatment of chronic diseases that are caused by a lack of physical activity or the improper practice of exercise. SMHS welcomes contributions on studies that employ exercise intervention on metabolic, cardiopulmonary, and neuromuscular disorders as well as mental health. Health issues among elderly populations will receive special editorial attention.
  • Epidemiology and population research on the effect of physical activity and exercise on health-threatening epidemics in the form of chronic diseases that were caused by a lack of physical activity, such as (but not limited to) obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, sarcopenia, and Alzheimer disease.
  • Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), such as acupuncture and traditional sports (i.e., Tai-Chi and Qigong), in the context of the prevention and treatment of sports injuries and chronic diseases that affect major vital organs, such as obesity, diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, stroke, and heart attack.

Society affiliation

Chengdu Sport University Chengdu Sport University (CDSU), was founded in 1942 and stands as the first and only sports institution of higher learning in southwestern China specializing in research and teaching in sport science and sports medicine. In 1958, the Sport Hospital Affiliated to CDSU was established as the first sport hospital in China.But...

Chengdu Sport University
Chengdu Sport University (CDSU), was founded in 1942 and stands as the first and only sports institution of higher learning in southwestern China specializing in research and teaching in sport science and sports medicine. In 1958, the Sport Hospital Affiliated to CDSU was established as the first sport hospital in China.
Buttressed by eight schools and four faculties, CDSU has established four research institutes, with 1 doctoral, 24 master and 22 undergraduate programs ranging in eight disciplines, offering distinctive programs in Physical Education, Sports Training, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Sports Medicine, Wushu and Traditional Ethnic Sports. CDSU currently has more than 1,300 faculty members, including more than 300 teachers with high-grade professional titles and experts, and 146 international and national-level referees. Since 2009, CDSU has won more than 640 gold medals, 480 silver medals, and 450 bronze medals in the Olympic Games, world championships, World University Games, Asian Games, Asian championships, national games, national tournaments and championships, and national sports college competitions.
CDSU insists on improving the level of school running through opening-up, and constantly strengthens and deepens foreign exchanges and cooperation. CDSU has established exchange and cooperation relations with more than 30 universities and research institutions in 20 countries and regions including the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Denmark, Australia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, and has established the "2+2", "3+1" and "3+1+1" joint training systems for bachelor's and master's degree students with many world-renowned universities.
Homepage: https://www.cdsu.edu.cn/
China Sport Science Society
China Sport Science Society (CSSS), founded in 1980, is the longest-established and largest national sport science society in China. As an influential non-profit sport academy, CSSS has played an important role in coordinating scientific and technical workers, and promoting the innovation and development of sport science and technology.
CSSS is dedicated to organizing scientific and technical workers to engage in various activities of sport science and technology, promoting the innovation, and cultivating talents. CSSS devotes itself to enhancing people's fitness, improving athletic ability, developing sport industry, and promoting sport culture.
CSSS has 17 academic branches, namely, sport sociology branch, sport training branch, sport medicine branch, sport biomechanics branch, sport psychology branch, physical fitness branch, sport information branch, sport equipment and instruments branch, sport architecture branch, sport statistics branch, school sport branch, sport history branch, martial arts branch, sport industry branch, sport management branch, sport journalism and communication branch, sport physiology and biochemistry branch. There are 27 provincial and 3 municipal sport science societies nationwide.
Homepage: https://www.csss.cn/

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