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From teaching in schools to coaching elite athletes, sports development to sports therapy, our facilities, practical work and work-based learning opportunities allow you to develop the skills to succeed.

A strong emphasis is put on practical work and our programmes are supported by outstanding facilities, including dedicated biomechanics, physiology and psychology laboratories, a sports therapy clinic, and contemporary community leisure complex.

Our programme teams offer a comprehensive spectrum 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.

With impressive facilities, a great choice of career-focused courses, exciting new initiatives and a thriving research culture, there are plenty of reasons to choose to study with the Department of Sport and Physical Activity at Edge Hill University.


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

The University’s sports complex also 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