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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.

"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.

The School of Sport and Exercise Science has an impressive portfolio of courses including a 2 year Foundation Degree in Sport, Coaching and Physical Education at University of Worcester, and another 2 year Foundation Degree in Football Business Management and Coaching, which is run in partnership with Birmingham Metropolitan College, at the Stourbridge Campus Centre of Sporting Excellence.

  • The undergraduate programme includes: BSc Sports and Exercise Science, BSc Sports Coaching Science, BSc Coaching Science and Disability Sport, BSc Physical Education (non-QTS), BSc (Hons) Physical Education and Outdoor Education, BSc (Hons) Outdoor Adventure Leadership & Management, BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Psychology, BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy.
  • There is further course provision at post graduate level including PGCE in secondary Physical Education, MSc in Sports Coaching Science, MSc Sports Business Management, MSc Applied Sports Science, MSc Applied Performance Analysis and MRes Socio-Cultural Studies of Sport and Exercise, with current consideration of the enhancement of postgraduate provision in a Strength and Conditioning context. 
  • All of our courses can be studied on a part-time basis. 

There is a clear and distinct emphasis on the student experience and the School is proud of its reputation for high quality teaching and learning and its creative culture and is constantly seeking to strengthen its portfolio of courses. 

The University hosts the International Centre for Inclusive Sport, Physical Activity and Health, which contributed to the Schools recent Guardian University Award 2019 for Internationalisation. 

  • Over 98% of Worcester Sports Graduates are employed, or in future study, six months after graduating and graduates have rated the University of Worcester very highly in the latest National Student Survey (NSS), placing it in the top 10 of English universities. 
  • Worcester is ranked 8th out of all English non-specialist universities and is 16th out of all 152 university institutions in the UK for overall satisfaction.
  • At 88.2%, the University is comfortably above the national average satisfaction rating of 83.49%. This latest success follows hard on the heels of Worcester being ranked number one in the UK and 26th worldwide for Quality Education in the Times Higher Education’s inaugural University Impact Rankings, released earlier this year.

Facilities:

The sports facilities include: the award winning University of Worcester Arena, 6 court sports centre, six-platform S&C Suite, McClelland Wellbeing Centre, 3G astro turf, sand filled astro turf, gymnasia and significant off campus grass playing fields. Indoor academic facilities include exercise physiology laboratories, two performance analysis laboratories, and sports psychology and biomechanics laboratories.

  • The world-class Motion and Performance Centre is an integral part of the University and supports teaching and learning, research and consultancy work. Lakeside campus provides opportunities for both land and water based outdoor education.
  • The Riverside building offers two large teaching spaces with multi-purpose sprung floors for indoor mini - games and dance, further smaller teaching rooms and a sports analysis teaching room with views to the two larger teaching spaces. A social learning internet café space is also available within this attractive venue.
  • The University of Worcester Arena is a purpose built facility with an inclusive design to include wheelchair athletes and mobility impaired athletes.  The Arena received the Guardian University Award 2015 in the Buildings that Inspire category.

Sporting Links:

The School has extensive international links in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, China, Japan and USA and opportunities exist for international student exchanges and research.

The School hosts a range of national and regional organisations including: the County Sports Partnership and the Association for Physical Education (afPE). There is extensive collaboration with local clubs and community groups and elite level sport such as Worcestershire County Cricket Club, British Wheelchair Basketball, Worcester Hockey Club, Worcester Warriors Rugby Club, Worcester Valkyries Women’s Rugby, Severn Stars Netball and Worcester Wolves.

The University of Worcester holds a number of Open Days throughout the year.  Please contact us for further details or visit www.worc.ac.uk/study/open-days

Contact

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Mr Chris Cattell

Email
c.cattell@worc.ac.uk

Telephone
01905 542633

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Henwick Grove, Worcester, Worcestershire WR2 6AJ

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