Our MPhil/PhD research degree programme offers you. Wide variety of research interests. The Institute of Sport and Exercise Science has a strong mix of academics with a high degree of professional and personal experience, enabling you to get the most out of your programme.
Our MPhil/PhD research degree programme offers you:
Wide variety of research interests
The Institute of Sport and Exercise Science has a strong mix of academics with a high degree of professional and personal experience, enabling you to get the most out of your programme. Our staff have expertise in a diverse range of sport and exercise disciplines including Physical Activity, Health and Well-being, Biomechanics, Physiology, Psychology, Business Management, Sports Coaching and Sport Education.
Benefit from a professional and challenging relationship with your supervisory team, drawn from experienced academics working at the forefront of their disciplines.
Access to the University of Worcester’s virtual resources and its state of the art library facilities. The Sport and Exercise Science team at Worcester have an excellent range of resources available to support your learning and your research project, including; a motion capture and biomechanics laboratory, well equipped physiology laboratories, the University Arena a first class multi-purpose sports facility, performance analysis laboratories and a sports and fitness centre. Additionally we have access to and engage in research in the McClelland Health Centre and a world leading climate controlled chamber at the University.
The Institute of Sport and Exercise Science also offer a Masters by Research in Socio-cultural Studies of Sport and Exercise.
Current research students are exploring the migration of professional basketball players; and the impact of notational analysis, the analyst and feedback on performance enhancement in elite wheelchair basketball. Additionally, our two newest students are conducting research on Olympic legacies post London 2012; and optimising physical activity for the regulation of acute energy balance and effective weight-management strategies. Past successful projects in Sport and Exercise Science have concerned the hierarchical model of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation and the rivalry between the fans of Aston Villa and Birmingham City football clubs.