School of Sport and Exercise Science
Welcome to our School of Sport and Exercise Science
"Our aim is to attract ambitious students to the University of Worcester who will be challenged as sports academics and practitioners to be the best that they can be."
Mick Donovan, Head of School
The University of Worcester has a proven record of excellence in the field of sport and exercise science, with plenty to offer anyone who has an enthusiasm for sport, exercise and health.
Top class facilities
We have a multi-purpose indoor sports centre, two floodlit synthetic pitches, an exercise physiology suite, two further sports science laboratories, nutrition laboratory, teaching rooms, gymnasium and dance studio. Recent major developments have seen the introduction of the award-winning Riverside Building and the 2,000 seat Worcester Arena.
Our innovative Motion and Performance Centre is situated on the St John's campus has expertise in a wide range of areas, ranging from Physical Activity, Exercise and Health to Biomechanics and Sport and Exercise Physiology.
The University has particular strengths in basketball and netball. Our men's and women's basketball teams and netball first team have all enjoyed considerable success. The Worcester Wolves, who recently dropped out of the BBL to play in the NBL, are based on campus along with the Severn Stars netball team, a professional franchise shared with the University of Gloucestershire. In addition, the University has good links with the region’s sports teams, particularly Worcester Rugby Club, Worcestershire County Cricket Club, Worcester Hockey Club and Worcester Rowing Club.
If you are already involved in competitive sport, we offer sports scholarships in a range of sports, including basketball, cricket, netball, football and rugby. You will have to meet certain academic and performance criteria, but the scholarships are a great way to combine study with competitive sport. For further information on all eligible sports and academic/performance criteria, please visit our sports scholarships page.
Thursday, 30 June 2022
A member of staff and a graduate of the University of Worcester have both been selected as baton bearers for the Commonwealth Games.
Wednesday, 15 June 2022
A University of Worcester graduate has been appointed to a coaching role in the national basketball programme, helping to develop talented young players.
Thursday, 12 May 2022
A new monthly swim and run event is launching at the University of Worcester this weekend where participants will be able to give swim and run a go in a fun and non-competitive environment.