Department for Health

The social barriers to an active society are being ignored

Dr Cassandra Phoenix writes for The Conversation about how to improve physical activity.

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Targeted exercise programme can dramatically cut injuries in youth rugby

Getting young rugby players to complete new balance, strength and movement exercises before matches and in training can reduce injuries by over 70%, according to a benchmark study released today (Thursday 18 May 2017).

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The Best Thing to Eat Before a Workout? Maybe Nothing at All

Research from our department has been featured in the New York Times.

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Prince Harry visits RFU Injured Players Foundation at University

His Royal Highness Prince Harry today visited the Rugby Football Union Injured Players Foundation (IPF) at the University to discover how the IPF-funded research can help improve player welfare and reduce players' injury risk.

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Bath investigation lifts lid on big tobacco’s campaigning methods

If you want to know how to spin alternative facts, just ask the PR gurus who kept the world smoking.

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News

Take part in our study to improve health and wellbeing in later life

Elderly people doing exercise in a large room (image courtesy of Alex Rotas - alexrotasphotography.co.uk)

If you're over 65, our researchers want to hear from you for a new study to understand more about how older people can stay fitter for longer.

Undergraduate study

BA (Hons) Sport and Social Science

Dr Anthony Bush and current students talk about the BA Sport and Social Sciences course.

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Sports Scientist scores top job at Manchester City

Jonathan Woodhouse

An undergraduate from our Sport & Exercise Science course has landed a top job with Manchester City Football Club.

Postgraduate study

Sport and Exercise Medicine

Dr Stuart Miller (Clinical Director) and Dr Julian Widdowson (distance-learning student) talk about the MSc Sport and Exercise Medicine course.

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Research degrees

Research degrees

If you are considering applying for an Health MPhil or PhD, we recommend you view some of our staff pages to get an idea of our expertise and interests, as well as on our current research students page.

Research student insights

Dorota Juszczyk

Dorota Juszczyk has been conducting a research project on Motivational responses to physical activity and dietary policies: translating success from the smoking context.

Researching a PhD

PhD students Elaine Wainwright and Jean-Phillipe Wahlin discuss their research in the Department for Health.

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Research

Research themes

Research centre

Our Centre for Pain Research conducts research into the technological development for the control of pain.

Bath Research & Development

Bath Research & Development

Bath Research & Development provides drop in support sessions for researchers with regulatory approval queries.

Breakfast health research

Research trial reveals importance of breakfast in human health

We have conducted the first ever randomised controlled trial to examine the effect of regular daily breakfast compared with extended morning fasting.

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences