Department for Health

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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Top up on carbs before and during run to reach finish line quickly

Runners taking part in this weekend's Bath Half are being encouraged to make sure they top up on carbs both before and during the race.

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Apply for new academic positions within the Department for Health

We’re recruiting for six new academic roles to work alongside staff in our growing community. Apply >

 
 

Application Deadline

4 June 2017
 
 

News

Get a free health check with our new fasting study

An alarm clock on a plate with a knife and fork

Take part in our latest health study into the effects of intermittent fasting and receive a free health check.

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