UK plans new sports science institute

By Jennifer Smith

Kentucky Athletics will be creating a new Sports Science Research Institute as a part of a $600,000 renovation of the current football practice facilities.

Those renovations to the Nutter Football Training Facility, which will be voted on by the University Board of Trustees on Tuesday, also will include an academic center, coaches offices and space for various other teams on campus.

The Sports Science Research Institute will be a “multidisciplinary scientific center focused on contemporary approaches to prevention and treatment of sports injuries and concussions, performance optimization, musculoskeletal health and rehabilitation, metabolism and nuero cognition, according to the agenda item.

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