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Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences

POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH SUBJECT AREA

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Why Study Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences?

Within the area of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences we draw on over 40 years of experience in delivering undergraduate Sport, Health and Exercise related degree programmes, over 20 years of delivering Masters programmes, and have successfully graduated over 200 Doctor of Philosophy students (PhDs).  We pride ourselves on offering a real transformational journey during your research and will give you the knowledge and skills required for both a practical or research career in the expanding sport, health, exercise, and adventure markets and academic sectors. 

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Career Opportunities in Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences

Perhaps you want to be an athlete, a performance director, a pathway manager or pathway scientist, a talent development scientist, a coach or a coach educator. Maybe your interests lie in using sport, health and exercise to conduct research and educate individuals and large organisations (e.g., the NHS, the Government) about the physiological and psychological adaptations and benefits of health and exercise. Perhaps you see the benefits of the mind with sport, health and exercise and want to become a performance psychologist, a performance lifestyle advisor or exercise psychologist. There is no shortage of career options in sport and a PhD in field of Sport, Health and Exercise Science will put you firmly on the path to achieving your dream career.

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Our Research in Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences

The quality of research conducted in Universities is subject to intensive examination by the UK Government approximately every seven years. The School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences is one of handful of sports science schools in the UK to consistently appear in the top 10 for research (we were 5th and 8th in the two previous UK government led research examinations) a characteristic of a pedigree academic unit. Uniquely, all our staff are research active and we aim to provide the very best research training for our PhD researchers. 

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