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Teaching in schools to coaching elite athletes. Sports development to sports therapy. The Department of Sport and Physical Activity offers facilities and work-based learning opportunities to equip you with the skills you need to succeed.

A strong emphasis is put on practical work, and our programmes are supported by our outstanding facilities. Our programme teams offer a wealth of interests and expertise. This includes coaching national teams and local clubs, collaborating with national governing bodies, and conducting consultations and scientific support with national teams and their athletes.

Discover our impressive facilities, a great choice of career-focused courses, exciting new initiatives, and a thriving research culture.


Whatever your choice of programme, you will be joining a course supported by some of the best facilities in higher education. You will have access to dedicated biomechanics, physiology and psychology laboratories and a sports therapy clinic.

Our sports complex provides playing fields, a synthetic athletics track, fitness suite, dance studio, 25m swimming pool, floodlit 3G multicourts, and tennis, squash and netball courts. We also have a laboratory, research and rehabilitation facilities. These include performance, sleep, and biochemistry laboratories, as well as functional rehab and kinesiology facilities.

Everton in the community partnership

Everton in the Community, Everton Football Club’s official charity, aims to use the power of sport to motivate, educate and inspire people in local communities to improve their life chances, physical health and mental wellbeing, through 45 unique projects.

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Department of Sport & Physical Activity

Edge Hill University
St Helens Road
L39 4QP
United Kingdom