About our school

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We are one of the top-rated sport science departments in the UK.
Our School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences is one of the longest established in Europe for scientific research into sport, exercise, health and rehabilitation.

In 1946 we became the first university in the UK to offer a degree in Sport and Exercise Sciences that extended beyond the boundaries of Physical Education. Our research underpins our teaching and investigates topical issues such as the workings of the healthy body and the way in which physical activity promotes health and well-being.

Quality of Teaching and Research

We are proud to be at the forefront of the rapid development of this academic discipline. The latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) results rank research at the University of Birmingham as 6th* in the UK for ‘Sport and Exercise Sciences, Leisure and Tourism’. These results provide further compelling evidence of the long recognised research strength of Sport and Exercise Sciences at the University of Birmingham.

You are taught by leading academics in their subject, who are passionate about sharing their knowledge and expertise with you. You will become part of the School’s academic community which includes professors, lecturers, visiting experts, postgraduate students and researchers.

State-of-the-art facilities

Birmingham boasts the largest custom built Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences facility in the UK.

This includes teaching and research laboratories for physiology, biochemistry, psychophysiology, biomechanics, sport psychology, motor skills, immunology, muscle mechanics and the neurophysiology of movement.

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* ranking by Grade Point Average (Times Higher Methodology)