Department for Health

CBT in primary schools would significantly reduce anxiety levels

Introducing lessons in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) in primary schools would significantly reduce anxiety levels among 9 - 10 year olds, according to new research published today

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Volunteers needed for research to control blood sugar levels

This research study will examine the benefits of making small lifestyle changes for people who experience problems controlling their blood sugar levels.

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Volunteers needed for new study into the danger of prolonged sitting on health

A number of recent reports have highlighted the health challenges of our increasingly sedentary lifestyles.

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Research student insight

Steffi Colyer, a graduate from our BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science programme, is now undertaking a PhD research project titled, Enhancing start performance in ice-track sports.

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New collaboration will encourage older people to get more active

Elderly cyclists

A new Health Integration Team (HIT) has been given the go ahead to improve activity and health in later life for local people.

Undergraduate study

Undergraduate programmes

Our programmes have been consistently ranked among the top sport-related courses in the UK.

We also offer opportunities for a placement year as a study option.

Placement year video

Current students Michael Perry and Jeremy Knight talk about their placement year at London Wasps.

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Our students

Sophie Mead

I had the opportunity to work with a team of sport scientists and sports nutritionists whose focus is on generating the science behind the brand.

- Sophie Mead
BSc Sport and Exercise Science

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 programme.

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Continuing Professional Development


If you're a practising health professional, you may like to try some of our flexible CPD units to enhance your CV or practice portfolio.

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 groups

We have active research groups within our Department:

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.

Contact us

Academic staff
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Undergraduate admissions
Tel: +44 (0)1225 38 3019

Postgraduate admissions
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Department enquiries
Tel: +44 (0)1225 38 3461

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences