Department for Health

We deliver highly-rated courses in sport, exercise and health, alongside research to promote wellbeing and enhance functional performance.

Study sport, exercise and health

Find out about our undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, funding opportunities and how you can apply.

Our research and people

Through our research, we aim to promote health and wellbeing, enhance functional performance and improve the quality and efficiency of the health services.

Department for Health research

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We carry out high-quality research with a strong applied focus, promoting population health and wellbeing and the efficiency and quality of health services.


Our latest news and updates.

Prescription for exercise

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This week 30 student volunteers are embarking on a pilot to encourage their peers to take part in regular exercise.


See our upcoming events.

Qualitative Research Symposium 2019

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The symposium is a forum for researchers to facilitate interdisciplinary discussion of common features, challenges, and changes in qualitative research.

Equality and diversity

The Department for Health aims to support an inclusive culture that values the diversity of its staff and students. We were awarded the Athena SWAN Bronze Award in 2016.

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Athena SWAN Bronze Award

About the Department for Health

We conduct research to promote health and wellbeing, enhance functional performance and improve the health services. We offer undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in sport and health.

We have a number of research groups and centres within our department. Our Bath Research & Development unit provides support for getting started with research.

1 West University of Bath Claverton Down Bath BA2 7AY United Kingdom

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