Teaching and learning

We believe that Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences goes way beyond the study of performance and athletes. Our long history of research excellence underpins our teaching and enables us to build challenging teaching programmes that cover sports excellence, participation and global health problems, such as those associated with ageing and physical inactivity.


Who will teach me?

You will be 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.

School of Sport and Exercise Sciences - meet the team

You can read our staff profile pages in the People section.

In addition to their expertise in teaching and research, our world-leading academic staff act as consultants to schools, local education authorities, National Governing Bodies of Sport, charities, businesses and Government departments within the UK and abroad. This enables our academics to bring a real world perspective to their taught sessions with you.

How will I be taught? 

The degree programmes are taught using a range of methods including formal lectures, small group seminars, computer based learning, and practical classes in both laboratories and the sports centre. 

Click here to see a sample recorded lecture.

Particular attention is paid to developing generic learning skills in addition to specific subject knowledge. We believe that attention to these skills is one reason why our graduates are so attractive to potential employers.

In all three years of our programmes there are practicals that link theory to practice and research in laboratory or applied settings.

Sporting Champions working with our degree students 

How will I be supported?

During your first week at University you will meet your personal tutor who will work closely with you throughout your programme to support your development and track your academic progress. In your first year, you will see your tutor every fortnight either in a small group with other students to discuss an aspect of teaching or research, or individually to review your personal progress.

In addition to this, we offer another layer of support in the form of year tutors who offer advice and support to student groups who wish to bring generic issues to the attention of teaching staff. This system ensures we are able to be very responsive to student concerns.

The University has an extensive student support system which is organised within the School by two welfare tutors. Together with your personal tutor, welfare tutors are a key point of contact if you experience personal difficulties during your studies. If you choose to stay in the university’s student accommodation in your first year, you will be given a student mentor to help you settle in and guide you through living away from home.