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Department of Sport, Health and Exercise Science

About the department

Our staff and students are committed to the development of sporting excellence; promoting health and wellbeing; and advancements in recovery from injury or illness.

The department has a thriving education portfolio encompassing sport rehabilitation; sport and exercise science; sport and exercise nutrition; and sports coaching and performance science.

Our research promotes a greater understanding of exercise physiology; implementation of evidence-based exercise interventions for health; and approaches to enhancing sporting excellence across the globe.

Head of department

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Professor John Saxton

Accreditations

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Explore our Facilities

Students studying Sport, Health and Exercise Science at Hull benefit from some of the country's leading specialist facilities. Not only that - our students benefit from the University's £16-million investment in a state-of-the-art upgrade of its sporting facilities.

Our teaching and research facilities include the Health and Human Performance and Exercise Physiology Lab, Performance Analysis Suite and Environmental Chamber.

Our community

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Team GB Partnership

We’re the official University partner of Team GB. Through the partnership we conduct joint research and enterprise projects, delivered by the University in support of Team GB – and deliver opportunities that benefit the University of Hull’s students, staff and communities.

Discover the Team GB Partnership

New Campus Sports Facilities

Extensive sports facilities available across the University campus include a 12-court sports hall, 120-station gym, dedicated fitness studios, floodlit 3G pitches and a new strength and conditioning suite.

See our Sports Facilities

Why I chose Sport at Hull

Watch: Amber Amey tells us about her experiences of studying Sport at Hull.

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Learn from the experts

Hull is a city with a proud sporting heritage and our close working links include partners such as Hull City AFC.

Further afield we have collaborated on major research projects with FIFA, UEFA, the International Olympic Committee and the World Anti-Doping Agency.

Research

Sport and exercise science research at the University of Hull covers five specific areas of strength including sport and exercise rehabilitation; clinical exercise science, personal technologies in sport and exercise science; sport performance; and anti-doping in sport.

Our work placements are already built into your degree. So you get to apply the scientific theory of physiology, psychology and biomechanics with hands-on experience.
Experience our new £16-million sports centre, and the opportunity to join one or more of the 50 Athletic Union clubs run by the students’ union.
You can tap into our close links with Hull City, Hull KR and Hull FC: all three clubs have former Hull students working for them.