School of Sport and Exercise Science



Welcome to our School of Sport and Exercise Science


Staff in the School of Sport and Exercise Science are committed to delivering a high quality student experience, in order to inspire and challenge all students to achieve their full potential.

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 are the West Midlands' premier basketball team playing in the British Wheelchair Basketball Women's Premier League and the National Basketball League (men's and women's).  The Club is owned by the University of Worcester and home games and training take place at the 2,000 seat University of Worcester Arena.  The Club was formed in May 2000 and teams have competed in the National Basketball League (current), the British Basketball League (2006-2021), the Women's National League (current) and the Women's Wheelchair Basketball Premier League (current).  The Severn Stars netball team, a professional franchise, is also based on campus.  In addition, the University has good links with the region’s sports teams, particularly Kidderminster Harriers Football Club, Worcester City Football Club, Worcester City Women Football Club and Worcestershire County Cricket Club and Worcester Hockey 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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