Department for Health

Bath research part of plan to solve national ‘inactivity epidemic’

Our research on getting older people more active is included within a major report presented to government this week by the not-for-profit health body ukactive.

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Researchers question over-reliance on Big Brother surveillance in rugby

A new study from researchers in our department has highlighted challenges in the over-reliance of surveillance technologies in elite level rugby.

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Researchers look to success of parkrun to transform sedentary lifestyles

A new project will analyse the popular appeal of the parkrun initiative to understand more about how the citizen-led movement is getting people more active.

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App finds design solutions to everyday problems for people with disabilities

ifOnly app cited in a recent Parliamentary Report on advances into assistive technology that could help the elderly and people living with disabilities.

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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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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 funding for a Sport and Social Transformation workshop in Brazil

As part of our research collaborations in São Paulo, we have an opportunity for early career researchers to attend a workshop in Brazil entitled Sport and Social Transformation in Brazil. Read More


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Undergraduate study

Undergraduate programmes

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

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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Bath graduate joins the European Space Agency

Jon Scott

University of Bath graduate, Dr Jon Scott, has landed his ‘ dream job’ in space medicine at the European Space Agency in Germany.

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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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