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Harnessing world-leading research for world class sports performances

We have just announced a major Sports Performance Conference that will take place in January 2016.

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New app will help people with autism influence tech developments

A new mobile app will launch today hoping to tap into the creative juices of people with autism to find new tech solutions to some of the everyday challenges they face.

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The search for tomorrow's champions

A late start for puberty can mean talented athletes are overlooked. Our researcher is working with the Premier League to harness young players' true potential.

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How our new scrum technique will make the Rugby World Cup safer for players

New way of starting rugby's most dangerous move could cut injuries by 20-25%.

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Best in country for Sports Science 2016

We're ranked the best in the country for Sports Science in the Guardian University Guide 2016, for the second year running.

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Research impact

The impact of our research ranges from influencing international policy and practice through to generating millions of pounds of cost-savings for governments.

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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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Apply for our 50th Anniversary Prize Fellowships

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Undergraduate study

BA (Hons) Sport and Social Science

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

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Sports Scientist scores top job at Manchester City

Jonathan Woodhouse

An undergraduate from our Sport & Exercise Science programme 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 programme.

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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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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.

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