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Issues in women's health in relation to sport and fitness article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

Issues in women's health in relation to sport and fitness

Explore some themes in women's sport in the following animations.

Article
20 mins
Get outdoors and get active article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

Get outdoors and get active

Designed to inspire outdoors activity while you carry on learning, our fun ideas cover a range of subjects from nature, psychology and astronomy, to health and wellbeing. Take a digital detox from screens and notifications with OpenLearn.

Article
5 mins
Why do female footballers experience knee injuries and what can be done? article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

Why do female footballers experience knee injuries and what can be done?

A study in 2019 found female footballers had more than double the incidence rate of an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injury compared to male football players. Nigel Wright looks at the reasons behind this.

Article
5 mins
Double trouble: my experience of studying part-time as a mixed-race individual article icon

Education & Development

Double trouble: my experience of studying part-time as a mixed-race individual

In this article Dr Laura Tan gives a fresh mixed-race perspective on having twice the cultures, twice the workload… so it was only right that she had twice the celebration at graduation!

Article
5 mins
Growing the popularity of women’s football in the UK article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

Growing the popularity of women’s football in the UK

England's three group games at the 2022 UEFA European Championships are a sell-out and Alex Twitchen looks at the how women's football in the UK can become even bigger.

Article
5 mins
The business of football free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Money & Business

The business of football

This free course, The business of football, was produced by The Open University working in partnership with The English Football League Trust. If you are fascinated by men's and women's football and interested in discovering more about business and management, then this engaging and stimulating course is for you.

Free course
15 hrs
Why do women need abortions? video icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

Why do women need abortions?

Roe Vs Wade has been overturned, meaning half of US women will be stripped of their right to choose. Explore our video collection on women's abortion experiences based on Open University research that shows how an unintended and unwanted pregnancy can easily happen, even when using contraception.

Video
30 mins
Wimbledon - The Championships article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

Wimbledon - The Championships

We've created a dedicated page for tennis and Wimbledon.

Article
5 mins
Working at Wimbledon: a day in the life of a sport rehab therapist article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

Working at Wimbledon: a day in the life of a sport rehab therapist

Samantha Parsons, a leading sport rehabilitation therapist, has experience of looking after some of the British tennis players at Wimbledon. In 2022, Simon Penn interviewed her to find out more about her role, what it's like to work at Wimbledon, and how she landed her job.

Article
5 mins
Riding the carousel or partners for life: what makes an effective coach–athlete relationship in tennis? article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

Riding the carousel or partners for life: what makes an effective coach–athlete relationship in tennis?

The coach–player relationship in tennis is very important. Find out the vital factors in getting this right.

Article
5 mins
How Emma Raducanu’s parents strike the right balance: supporting your child athlete article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

How Emma Raducanu’s parents strike the right balance: supporting your child athlete

Emma Raducanu won the 2021 US Open without dropping a set. Shortly after that win, Dr Jessica Pinchbeck looked at the important role her parents played in her career and life up to that point.

Article
5 mins
Tennis Grand Slams – what are they and why are there only four of them? article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

Tennis Grand Slams – what are they and why are there only four of them?

Simon Rea looks at the history of tennis Grand Slams and explains how they got their name.

Article
5 mins