Sport at Birmingham

hurdles-510For over 70 years, the University of Birmingham has been recognised both nationally and internationally for its support and development of sport, exercise and movement. Sport is a central part of our campus life from world-leading research; community involvement to individual student participation.

Commitment to teaching

Birmingham offers some of the best and most innovative sporting degree programmes. Our top ranked School of Sport and Exercise Sciences offers outstanding programmes in Sport and Exercise Sciences and Sports and Materials Science.

The University’s School of Education runs a unique degree programme is a partnership with the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA), and our PGCE in Physical Education was rated ‘outstanding’ by government inspectors.

World class sporting research

The University of Birmingham undertakes world class sporting research that has national and global impact. Members of staff have made it their mission to translate research into clear practical applications, making our research have direct impact on sport in the UK and the London 2012 Olympics.

Our research is not confined to the laboratory but can involve working with coaches’ athletes or junior sports teams.

University of Birmingham Sport

University of Birmingham Sport (UBSport) supports over 2,000 athletes from 48 sports, representing the University and the UK in regional, national and international competitions. Our athletes achieve in the classroom while their sport performance is supported by exposure to the latest coaching and training principles in nutrition, psychology, physiology and sports medicine.