Department for Health

We're one of the largest departments for student numbers at the University. Our research promotes wellbeing and enhances functional performance.

Study sport, exercise and health

Find out about our undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, funding opportunities and how you can apply.

Postgraduate studies in health

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Our postgraduate taught courses combine academic excellence with flexible and innovative design and delivery. You can also apply for doctoral opportunities.

Our research and people

Through our research, we aim to promote health and wellbeing, enhance functional performance and improve the quality and efficiency of the health services.

Health research

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We carry out high-quality research with a strong applied focus, promoting population health and wellbeing and the efficiency and quality of health services.


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Upcoming events

See our upcoming events.

Leisure Studies Association (LSA) Annual Conference 2018

10 Jul 2018 9.00am Chancellors’ Building Various, University of Bath

This conference explores the ways in which leisure has been and is enacted around us; and how leisure, and leisure studies, can be and are being re-created now.

Equality and diversity

The Department for Health aims to support an inclusive culture that values the diversity of its staff and students. We were awarded the Athena SWAN Bronze Award in 2016.

Athena SWAN Bronze Award logo

Athena SWAN Bronze Award

About the Department for Health

We conduct research to promote health and wellbeing, enhance functional performance and improve the health services. We offer undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in sport and health.

We have a number of research groups and centres within our department. Our Bath Research & Development unit provides support for getting started with research.

1 West University of Bath Claverton Down Bath BA2 7AY United Kingdom

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