Sport and Physical Activity

Courses

Four students walk together on the viewing platform on the roof of the Sports Centre which overlooks the athletics track.An innovative and interdisciplinary Masters degree, delivered in association with Everton in the Community, combines the study of sport, physical activity and mental health in a single programme.

The course provides a unique, impact-focused insight into the design, implementation and evaluation of initiatives that are aimed at promoting mental health via sport and physical activity across a range of settings.

A key focus is exploring how mental health can be enhanced or compromised by participating in community sports activities or competing in professional sport.

Alternatively, areas of interest relevant to sport and physical activity can be explored in depth on our MRes Masters by Research or you can train to teach physical education at primary or secondary level.

Courses

Course Name Qualification UCAS Code
Sport, Physical Activity and Mental Health MSc Apply Direct

You may also be interested in:

Course Name Qualification UCAS Code
Masters by Research MRes Apply Direct
Primary Physical Education Specialist with QTS PGCE 2T4R
Secondary Physical Education with QTS (11-16) PGCE X9C6

Facilities

Sport and Physical ActivityAll courses in the Department of Sport and Physical Activity place a strong emphasis on practical work, underpinned by outstanding facilities including dedicated biochemistry, biomechanics, performance analysis, physiology and psychology laboratories.

There is a dedicated sports therapy clinic, providing a clinical learning environment in which to gain practical experience, as well as a functional rehabilitation centre where bespoke rehabilitation programmes for individuals or small groups can be implemented.

Cutting-edge musculoskeletal assessment tools combine with a dedicated strength and conditioning area in our MSk laboratory, while a Sleep, Exercise and Performance laboratory enables you to measure the responses of individuals to sleep, sleep deprivation and changes in the circadian rhythms of a variety of biological processes.

Additional learning resources include eye-tracking systems in a specialist vision analysis laboratory where you can measure hand-eye coordination, ocular-motor control and other mechanisms associated with visual perception.

Complementing the impressive academic facilities, there are £30 million of sport and leisure facilities across 60 acres on campus.

Sport and Physical Activity 360 Virtual Tour

Open Days and Virtual Events

A student and her parents admire the campus while standing on a bridge near the Catalyst building.If you are considering studying at Edge Hill University, the best way to gain an insight into the student experience is by attending an open day or online event.

A virtual postgraduate study fair is taking place on Thursday 18 March 2021 from 4pm-7pm. This event is for anyone who is looking to take their career in a new direction, immerse themselves in sport and physical activity, or improve their prospects.

You can also access our virtual open day pages at any time to discover everything that Edge Hill University has to offer and find out more about any subjects of interest, including sport and physical activity, through a series of online activities.

Book your place at our virtual postgraduate study fair

View our virtual open day pages 

Chat Online with our Postgraduate Recruitment Manager

If you’re interested in postgraduate study at Edge Hill University, you can chat online with Rachael Buckley, our Postgraduate Recruitment Manager.

Rachael will be online every Wednesday between 10am and 2pm to answer any questions you might have about our postgraduate courses, entry criteria or how to apply.

You are also welcome to get in touch with us via live chat at any other time, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, when our Course Enquiries team will be happy to assist you.

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