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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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The aim of our Exercise as Medicine MSc is to equip you with the knowledge and skills to effectively promote the uptake of exercise, both as a prescriptive medicine and as preventative therapy. Read more
Our Exercise Physiology MSc programme is designed to provide you with an in-depth understanding of the physiological, nutritional and metabolic demands of exercise and training, and their implications for participation in sport and for the maintenance of good health. Read more
Our Musculoskeletal Sport Science and Health MSc programme aims to provide you with further knowledge of the scientific concepts and procedures underpinning sport and exercise related musculoskeletal function, measurement, injury and treatment. Read more
Our Physical Education with Qualified Teacher Status programme prepares you to teach the 11-18 age range and is offered as a full-time, one year programme. Read more
Our Social Science Research (Sport and Exercise Science) programme provides students with a comprehensive overview of the key methodological and philosophical debates that shape the social sciences. Read more
Our Sport and Exercise Nutrition MSc provides you with an opportunity to gain an in depth understanding of the nutritional and metabolic demands of exercise, of the interactions between diet, exercise and health and how nutrition influences performance in sport. Read more
Our Sport and Exercise Psychology MSc programme is designed and delivered primarily with a view to best prepare students for specific career pathways or academic roles in sport and exercise psychology and sport and exercise science, with a focus on psychology. Read more
The global sport industry is an important, growing and diverse area of employment, particularly in relation to management, development, politics, commerce, and governance. This programme prepares you for a career in these and other professional areas within sport and sport-related fields. Read more