Esports Scholarship Focuses on Sports Medicine, Gamer Wellbeing
Hyperice is collaborating with University of California, Irvine to create a scholarship program for esports for non-players.
- By Sara Friedman
exploding in popularity, Hyperice
is making an investment in the education of students in the
community. The performance technology company is creating a program
at University of
California Irvine to award two students with partial
scholarships focusing on health and wellness. Qualified individuals
are expected to have a background in sports medicine.
As part of the scholarship program, Hyperice will be working with UCI
to collaboratively develop gamer-specific sports medicine content,
educational workshops tutorials and protocols. The two organizations
will also create a sports medicine curriculum focused on enhancing
athlete longevity, improving playing conditions and optimizing
performance in addition to UCI wellness pods for athlete warm up,
rehabilitation and recovery.
wellness are crucial for UCI Esports as we try to push the boundaries
of human performance within esports,” said Mark Deppe,
director of UCI
Esports. “This visionary gift from Hyperice
will provide the necessary people and equipment to keep all of
our students healthy and fit. These scholarships are also
notable as they will be the first for non-players and
demonstrate that a successful program relies on talented people in
many different roles."
The first two
scholarships will be selected in the fall of 2019. More information
about Hyperice can be found here.
Sara Friedman is a reporter/producer for Campus Technology, THE Journal and STEAM Universe covering education policy and a wide range of other public-sector IT topics.
Friedman is a graduate of Ithaca College, where she studied journalism, politics and international communications.
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