Organisation profile

Organisation profile

The Sport, Health and Exercise Research Group carries out innovative research in the following 6 areas:

  • Adaptive physiology and functional nutrition
  • Applied coaching and leadership
  • Functional therapy and biomechanics
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Sports and exercise psychology
  • The International Judo Research Unit: i-dojo

Sport, Health and Exercise took its first cohort of 20 sport and exercise science students in 1999, followed in 2000 with the first sports therapy cohort, and in 2004 with the sports studies programme.

The subject group of Sport Health and Exercise Sciences currently has 450 undergraduate students studying sport and exercise science, sports therapy or sports studies. We currently have eleven postgraduate students studying for Master's or PhDs.

Our first Master's by Research students began in 2004 and many of them have gone on to secure jobs in elite sport, such as Dan Howells, who works with England Rugby, recently travelling with them when they achieved the silver medal at the Rio Olympics, and Matthew Monte-Columbo who was head strength coach at West Ham United FC until 2014 having held a similar role at Watford F.C.


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