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Undergraduate Sport and Physical Activity

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.

We have been voted 5th in the UK for Student Experience (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024 – Sports Science). 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.

At Edge Hill, you’ll discover everything you need to kickstart your career and become part of the next generation of sport professionals. 95.2% of our Sport & Exercise Science students are employed or in further study 15 months after graduation (Graduate Outcomes data released 2023 from 2020/21 graduates).

Work on real life projects or go on work placements with national sports teams, local clubs, schools and community sport and health organisations.

We are 3rd in the North West for learning resources (National Student Survey 2023 – Sport and Exercise Sciences).

A number of our courses are accredited or endorsed by professional statutory regulatory bodies. You’ll be one step closer to professional status.

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Discover Sport and Physical Activity at Edge Hill University

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.
India Middlebrook professional photo

I feel as though Edge Hill has helped shape me as an individual. It helps you recognise qualities in yourself that you never knew you had.

India Middlebrook

BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Science

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Edge Hill has amazing links and connections with schools and sports organisations that can really help you as a student with your future career.

Louise Mansell

BA (Hons) Physical Education and School Sport

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Rohan Williams

I’ve got international footballers as friends on Facebook now – I never expected that when I started my course

Rohan Williams

BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Psychology

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Alex Winstanley

I think the practical experience I got at Edge Hill prepared me well for real-life teaching.

Alex Winstanley

BA (Hons) Physical Education and School Sport

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"My tutors were incredibly supportive in helping me to choose a work placement. Thanks to the university having a multitude of contacts, there was no shortage of placement opportunities."

Kyle Rathbone

BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy

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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.

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