Sport and Physical Activity


A student makes notes as she monitors another student on an exercise bike.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.


Students wearing eye masks stand one behind the other and pass a ball down the line.All 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.

Open Days

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 to discover our stunning campus for yourself by attending an open day.

You can tour the campus, including the halls of residence, with a student guide. There will also be opportunities to attend presentations and view subject facilities.

Alternatively, if you are unable to attend an open day, we offer a range of other events for prospective students, including monthly campus tours.

View open day dates and book your place