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.

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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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.

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 we usually recommend to gain an insight into the student experience is by attending an open day.

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.

You can view exclusive video content, including pre-recorded presentations about the University and our courses, take a virtual tour of the campus, and find out more about student life, accommodation and student support.

View our virtual open day pages 

Book your place at an open day in 2021