Martial arts degree at university
Published 20/05/2010 | 15:36
Cambridge students are being given the chance to get to grips with a new academic discipline - judo.
The British Judo Association (BJA) says Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge is adding a judo degree to its curriculum later this year.
Officials said the degree was aimed at judo coaches and would be taught part-time over five years.
A BJA spokesman said students would study "physiology, biomechanics, psychology and coaching pedagogy" as well as having "judo specific" lectures.
He said the course was being run by Bob Challis, a lecturer in Sports Coaching and Physical Education and coach to the British Army Judo Team.
A similar degree had previously been offered at the University of Bath, said the spokesman.