Sport and Physical Activity

Overview

Physical Education & School Sport student Louise Mansell stands on a viewing gallery overlooking the sports hall in the Sports Centre.

To turn your passion for sport into a dream job, you need skills and experience. Here at Edge Hill, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to practice for a lifelong career as a professional.

With excellent facilities, like our Sports Centre and labs, and exciting projects including research and real-life work placements, you’ll be active from day one of your course. Whatever area of sport, physical activity and health you decide to focus on, we’ll support you every step of the way.

Sport is a passion for people all over the world. But for some it’s much more. Think you’ve got what it takes to turn that passion into a career? At Edge Hill, we have internationally recognised lecturers and research, outstanding facilities and the connections to help you become part of the next generation of sport professionals.

We’re 2nd in the UK for student satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2021) and it’s not hard to see why. Throughout your course, you’ll have access to our labs and Sports Centre, as well as our student teams. You’ll work on real life projects. And you’ll get opportunities to test yourself in research projects and work placements – last year, we had over 400 placements available in a huge range of settings.

At Edge Hill, you’ll discover the latest research in subjects ranging from strength and conditioning to injury rehabilitation. We’re especially known for our work on how sport affects mental and physical health and wellbeing. But most importantly, you’ll put what you learn into practice. We believe that’s why 97.8% of our graduates are employed within six months (Graduate Outcomes 2017/18).

  • Work on real life projects or go on work placements with national sports teams, local clubs, schools, and community sport and health organisations.
  • Many of our courses are accredited or endorsed by professional statutory regulatory bodies. You’ll be one step closer to professional status, whether you want to be a coach, a teacher, a manager, a sports therapist or a sport and exercise scientist.
  • Thanks to the applied nature of the course, and our focus on skills you’ll find useful in your career, 97.8% of our graduates were employed within six months of finishing their course.

Student Views

Sport and Physical Activity in the News

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Facilities

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 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