Sport and Physical Activity


Four students study a large sheet of A2 paper covered in notes in the gym.Our Sport and Physical Activity degrees equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in a variety of sports and non-sports settings.

If you’re aspiring to work in coach education, performance analysis, strength and conditioning, sport management, school-based physical education, health and fitness, or injury prevention and rehabilitation, we have the right course for you.

A range of three-year undergraduate degrees and four-year integrated Masters degrees are available, including Sport and Exercise Science programmes endorsed by The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) and Sports Therapy courses accredited by the Society of Sports Therapists.

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Student Views

Sport and Physical Activity in the News


Two students engage in weight training, balancing poles above their shoulders while crouching down.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 November 2020 open day is going virtual. We will ensure that you can still discover everything that Edge Hill University has to offer and get answers to all of your questions. You will be able to find out more about sport and physical activity and the University through a series of online activities.

If you would like to see our stunning campus for yourself, private campus tours, led by a student guide, are also available on a variety of dates. Pre-booking is essential.

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