About

The Department of Sport and Physical Activity offers a wide range of undergraduate degrees and Masters awards, designed to provide a gateway to an extensive choice of potential careers in sport and physical activity and other sectors.

From teaching in schools to coaching elite athletes, and 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. Edge Hill University was also selected as a training camp for Olympics competitors from a number of the Pacific Islands ahead of London 2012.

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.

You can keep up-to-date with what’s happening in the department by browsing the Sport Studies Group blog. Written by lecturers on our Sports Studies and Sports Development degrees, the blog offers informed perspectives on current events, issues and debates relating to sport, leisure and associated topics.

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