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Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences
Our staff expertise, combined with on-going investment in buildings, teaching facilities, laboratories and equipment, makes the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences a stimulating, multidisciplinary environment in which to study.
Why choose to study with us?
- 4th in the UK for Sport Science (The Complete University Guide 2018)
- 1st in the world for Sports-related subjects (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017)
We are a globally recognised centre of excellence for the study of sport, exercise and health across the natural and social sciences.
Recently ranked first in the world for sport in the QS World University Rankings 2017, our wide-ranging expertise encompasses such diverse areas as medicine, molecular biology, nutrition, physiology, biomechanics, economics, pedagogy, psychology, sociology and sport management.
Loughborough attracts influential sport organisations from across the country, who wish to partner with us on a range of cutting-edge research, teaching and enterprise activities. These partnerships benefit postgraduate students by ensuring the School’s teaching and research is informed by industry and has a real-world impact on society, culture and the economy.
Staff within the School are renowned internationally for the quality of their teaching and research, which has influenced policy and practice around the world. Knowledge gained from our research underpins the teaching and variety of learning experiences offered through the School’s comprehensive range of postgraduate taught and research degrees.
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As the crucial role of exercise and physical activity in the prevention and treatment of diseases and medical conditions is increasingly understood, and health practitioners are encouraged to consider exercise when designing treatment plans and health interventions, so grow the opportunities for well-qualified individuals with an understanding of research in this area. Read more
This master's in exercise physiology offers study at a high level across areas including the physiology of endurance sport, sport and exercise nutrition, exercise and immunology, vocational skills in exercise physiology, neuromuscular function, quantitative research, current research in exercise physiology, laboratory techniques in sport and exercise physiology and a research project. Read more
The programme allows you to adopt a multidisciplinary approach to the scientific study of sport and exercise related musculoskeletal health and performance including anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, bioengineering, and kinesiology. Read more
The programme is designed to produce graduates with rigorous research and analytical skills, who are well equipped to progress onto being high-level researchers in their chosen field of study. Read more
Nutrition is increasingly recognised as being a key component in the optimisation of sport and exercise performance, with both the science and practice of sports nutrition developing rapidly. Read more
The programme moves beyond the fundamentals of psychological science by focusing on significant areas in the applied contexts of sport and exercise while providing a critical understanding of sport and exercise psychology. Read more
This programme has a broad appeal. It will interest students with a background in sport who want to learn about the business side of sport; it will equally appeal to students with some business and management knowledge who want to specialise in the particularities of the sport industry. Read more
Our MSc Sport Management, Politics and International Development will provide you with a strong critical understanding of sport management, sport politics and international development in sport. Read more
The PGCE represents both a standalone qualification and the first year (contributing half the credits) of an MSc Education with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Read more