Sport and Physical Activity


Four students walk together on the viewing platform on the roof of the Sports Centre which overlooks the athletics track.Our postgraduate sports courses enable you to combine the study of sport, physical activity and mental health, explore the sciences that underpin sport and exercise performance,  or gain additional practice experience as a sports therapist.

Our innovative and interdisciplinary Masters degree, MSc Sport, Physical Activity and Mental Health is delivered in association with Everton in the Community. It provides a unique, impact-focused insight into the design, implementation and evaluation of community sport activities and professional sports initiatives promoting mental health.

The opportunity to focus on mental health awareness is also a key feature of our other taught postgraduate courses in sport. You can enhance your understanding of the real-world applications of biomechanics, physiology and psychology on our MSc Sport & Exercise Science. Qualified sports therapists have the opportunity to gain extensive further practice experience and specialist expertise on our MSc Sports Therapy.

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


Course Name Qualification UCAS Code
Sport & Exercise Science MSc Apply Direct
Sport, Physical Activity and Mental Health MSc Apply Direct
Sports Therapy MSc Apply Direct

You may also be interested in:

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


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 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, our virtual open day pages offer the chance 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.

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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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