Experts in Sport: Wellbeing Science Institute

The latest Loughborough University Experts in Sport podcast delves into the subject of wellbeing in professional sport.

Host Martin Foster (Applied Sport Management Lead) is joined by Steve Johnson, Chief Executive Officer at the Wellbeing Science Institute, to discuss psychology and wellbeing to enhance sporting success both on and off the pitch.

The episode explores the definition of wellbeing and examines its impact on sporting performance and Steve discusses the organisational wellbeing program he was involved in at the National Rugby League in Australia.

The panel also debate the need for accreditation to enable practitioners to gain professional knowledge of athlete wellbeing. They give information about a new elite athlete wellbeing course offered at Loughborough and delivered by the Wellbeing Science Institute.


For more information on the course, visit here.

Listeners of the podcast can subscribe and download the latest episode by visiting iTunes, Spotify, and TuneIn. All subscribers will receive an alert once new episodes are published.

The Experts in Sport podcast is a regular series that brings together experts from across Loughborough University with external thought leaders to discuss the latest research and hot topics in sport and academia with new episodes launched regularly.

Written and edited by Nadav Cohen


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