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.
Wednesday, 26 April 2023
A PhD student at the University of Worcester has appeared in an American news item exploring muscle dysmorphia among men.
Monday, 24 April 2023
Ten years ago, the University of Worcester created the UK’s first sporting arena specifically designed to accommodate the wheelchair athlete.
Wednesday, 08 March 2023
Local sports coaches are invited to learn about mental health and wellbeing in sport and physical activity, in the latest event from Active Herefordshire and Worcestershire’s new Coaching Academy, run in partnership with the University of Worcester.