Department for Health

Sport, Health & Exercise Science

We conduct research that advances knowledge of how physical activity, exercise and sport, are related to human health and performance.

Programmes of study

Our research is also closely linked to these degree programmes:

Our goal is to conduct significant research from an understanding of fundamental mechanisms and processes through to application and translation.

Research environment

We have excellent research facilities that enhance our research activities, and we have a strong body of academic staff and research students working within these areas.

Research groups

Our research is defined by two key groups, Integrated Human Performance and Active Lifespan.

 

Integrated Human Performance

Sports performance

Athlete practicing a startStudies aim to understand the limits of sports performance and improve athletic performance.

Injuries & illnesses

Rugby scrumAims to maintain, enhance or re-establish human function in sports performers and personnel employed in arduous occupations.

DisAbility Sport & Health (DASH)

Man in a wheelchairInvestigates benefits derived from regular physical activity across a range of physical disabilities.

 
 

Active Lifespan

Behaviour & behaviour change

Children playing computer gamesResearch aims to design interventions that help people to stay motivated and maintain lifestyle changes over the long term to improve health.

Wellbeing, the body & society

Crowd of peopleThe effects of physical activity on wellbeing, and the social, cultural and physical environmental factors.

Chronic disease, obesity & ageing

Patient having blood takenProjects include work relating to cardiovascular disease (CVD) as well as diabetes.

DisAbility Sport & Health (DASH)

Man in a wheelchairInvestigates benefits derived from regular physical activity across a range of physical disabilities.

 

Be part of our research

If you are interested in taking part in one of our studies please add your details and we will contact you when an appropriate study starts.