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Welcome to Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences

If you are interested in studying sport in all its diversity and forging a career in sport-related work, we welcome your application to study at Brunel University London. Our Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences programmes enjoy a prominent position at Brunel, building upon traditions that stem from Borough Road College – the oldest teacher-training college in the British Commonwealth. 

We recognise that students learn in different ways and we include a wide range of effective learning, teaching and assessment methods. We are passionate about elite sport and the pursuit of excellence on and off the field, but our courses are equally concerned with physical activity and the national health agenda. This means that by the time you graduate you’ll have acquired plenty of versatile skills to ensure you are highly employable and able to make a difference in your chosen field.


We have a longstanding reputation for excellence in teaching and an impressive record of research and publication which consistently attracts high-calibre students, including high level sportsmen and sportswomen who successfully combine study with training and competition. 

100 percent of our research is recognised as world-leading or internationally excellent for research impact, according to the Research Excellence Framework 2014. You’ll benefit from the work of our internationally renowned academics and their extensive experience working in elite sport and with clinical patients. Many are accredited by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences and are BPS accredited.

We also have some of the best sports facilities in the UK (including an indoor and outdoor sports fitness complex) and great links with sporting bodies and companies, and our academics lead the way in generating new knowledge in Sports Sciences. Our work with major sport agencies, policy makers and blue chip companies is evidence of how our expertise is recognised by the sport sector at all levels and a strong indicator of the relevance, topical and up-to-date nature of our work.  

Benefits to students 

There are multiple benefits for students from these relationships, both in terms of knowledge but also through placements and dissertation opportunities. 

Among others, we work with:

  • Sport England
  • UK Sport
  • UK Athletics
  • British Cycling
  • The English Institute of Sport
  • The Commonwealth Secretariat
  • British Psychological Society
  • Local health partnerships
  • The United Nations and UNICEF
  • The FA
  • The ICC
  • Street Games
  • IMG
  • Nike
  • and of course with schools and coaches. 

We have many examples of how our links with these organisations have provided employment or experience opportunities for our students.