Department for Health

Parkrun is an important movement – and should remain free for participants

Professor Simone Fullagar has written an article for The Conversation about the decision to charge for parkruns.

Read The Conversation article >

How ballet training could learn from football and rugby, says report

A new study suggests that current practices for grouping and evaluating young dancers in ballet could be counterproductive, potentially placing late maturing girls at a significant disadvantage during important phases of their development and at greater risk for injury.

Read the research feature >

Eating breakfast could help obese people get more active

Eating breakfast causes obese people to be more active, according to the latest research published from our researchers.

Read the research feature >
Should you eat breakfast? (the conversation) >

University hosts UK Team Trials for 2016 Invictus Games

The University today welcomes to campus HRH Prince Harry and athletic hopefuls hoping to gain a place in the UK team for this year’s Invictus Games.

Read more >

Book Launch - Embodied: The psychology of physical sensation

Professor Chris Eccleston will take us on a journey through the ten neglected senses of the body and explore how these senses both enable and limit our experience.

Read more >

Five reasons why your city won’t want to host the Olympic Games

Hosting a mega-event isn't all it's cracked up to be - and now some cities are starting to say 'no'.

Read the article on the conversation >

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.

See the ranking >


Apply for our PhD studentship

Applications are invited for a three year full-time PhD studentship - Modelling of sprint running
Read More


Application Deadline


Undergraduate study

BA (Hons) Sport and Social Science

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

View more videos »

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.

View more videos »

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.

View more videos »


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