Sport and Health Sciences

As a postgraduate student you will be welcomed into a friendly, intellectually stimulating and highly supportive learning environment. You will benefit from programmes enhanced by the current research of our academic staff who collaborate with industry, clinical populations, national and international organisations and professional athletes to advance knowledge within the discipline.

Sport and Health Sciences at the University of Exeter consistently ranks as one of the UK’s top sport science departments and maintains an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research, as well as an exceptional track record for student satisfaction.

Recognised for world-leading and internationally excellent research across the discipline (Research Exercise Framework, 2014), all of our teaching staff are active researchers and their work informs public policy on exercise and health. We also provide scientific support and consultancy services to national and international athletes and teams, including the Rugby Football Union, England and Wales Cricket Board and the Football Association.

Many of our students represent the University in their chosen sport and a number have achieved regional, national and international sporting success. We have an excellent Sports Scholarship Scheme and sports scholars succeed academically whilst also pursuing their sporting careers.

^Times Higher Education, REF 2014: subject ranking on intensity-weighted GPA

What our students say

Lawrence, MSc Sport and Health Sciences, St Luke’s Campus

“I really enjoyed the opportunity to be involved in research, and helping with other projects going on in our labs.”

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Curtis, MSc Paediatric Exercise and Health, St Luke’s Campus

“My biggest highlight has been the Paediatric Exercise and Health module, as different Consultant Physicians ran guest lectures.” 

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Jiaxin, MSc Paediatric Exercise and Health, St Luke’s Campus

“The equipment in the laboratory is very advanced and comprehensive. There is a lot of support for students to study independently and do research.”

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Dr Alan Barker discusses our postgraduate Sport and Health Sciences programmes based on our St Luke’s Campus