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

About us

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.

Sporting links

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 ClubWorcestershire County Cricket Club, Worcester Hockey Club and Worcester Rowing Club.

Scholarship opportunities

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.


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