Humans move in immensely varied environments (heat, altitude, diving etc.), but are increasingly ‘protected’ from the stressors they offer/impose. The purpose of this symposium is to critically examine the issues (incl. pros & cons) of self- versus externally-determined movement in extreme environments.
The scope of debate for most topics will be:
- What is the stressor/danger (for human movement)?
- What regulations are established, and why/how are they set?
- Pros & cons of self vs prescribed acute exposure.
- Can we adapt? Do we want to? (Adaptations or maladaptations?)
- Pros & cons of self vs prescribed chronic/adaptive exposure.
- Suggestions and future directions: Practice and research.
Download the full Moving in Extreme Environments programme [PDF format, 61.5KB]
|Date||Thursday, 7 February 2013 - Saturday, 9 February 2013|
|Time||All Day Event|
|Department||School of Physical Education|
St David Theatre then Seminar Room 1, Otago University, Cumberland Street, Dunedin
|Contact Name||Jim Cotter|